"Exotic...erotic... Ocean Sea is highly romantic and breathtakingly lyrical."-- The New York Times Book Review With Silk , his first novel to appear in English, Alessandro Baricco immediately proved himself to be a magical storyteller. With Ocean Sea , he has been acclaimed as the ... read more
“There is nothing that can, in the dark become true.”
“This is the seashore. Neither land nor sea. It’s a place that does not exist.”
“How it would be nice if, for every sea waiting for us, there would be a river, for us. And someone -a father, a lover, someone- able to take us by the hand and find that river -imagine it, invent it- and put us on its stream, with the lightness of one only word, goodbye. This, really, would be wonderful. It would be sweet, life, every life. And things wouldn’t hurt, but they would get near taken by stream, one could first shave and then touch them and only finally be touched. Be wounded, also. Die because of them. Doesn’t matter. But everything would be, finally, human. It would be enough someone’s fancy -a father, a lover, someone- could invent a way, here in the middle of the silence, in this land which don’t want to talk. Clement way, and beautiful.A way from here to the sea.”
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