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June 2008: Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco

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The book on offer for June is Ocean Sea, by Alessandro Baricco.

If you would like a copy to review, please send me a message with your mailing details!

A handful of disparate lives converge at a remote seaside inn: a lovelorn professor, a renowned painter, an inscrutable seductress - and a beautiful young girl, fatally ill, brought to the sea by a desperate father's last hope. An intricate web of destinies and associations begins to reveal itself, but it is not until the arrival of a mysterious sailor called Adams that the truth in all its dreamlike beauty and cruelty becomes clear.

Adams may furnish the key to the girl's salvation, but only the fulfilment of his obsessive secret purpose – to answer murder with murder – can conclude the journey that has brought him from the ends of the earth. Alternately playful and profoundly serious, Baricco's novel surges with the hypnotic power of the ocean sea.

message 2: by Debbie (last edited Jun 01, 2008 09:57AM) (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Click on the name of the member you want to contact--in this case "Canongate"--and you should arrive on their profile page. "Send message" is an option there :).

message 3: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Hi

To send a PM I just went into the Cannongate Books Advance Review Club page and then clicked on "send a message". I think you will find that works.

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

9 copies have been reserved, and there's only 1 left!

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

The offer is now closed, all copies have been reserved!

message 6: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Cool! Hope I got in fast enough :D.

message 7: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Moorhouse Gottit!

*hums contentedly*

message 8: by Flying (new)

Flying (flyingbook) | 1 comments I love Ocean Sea more than any book by Alessandro Baricco. Do not miss this one.

message 9: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Moorhouse No July book?


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