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The Marriage of the Sea

The Marriage of the Sea

(2003)
A novel by

 
As alluring as The Love-Artist, a contemporary tale of love and ambition, betrayal and revenge, set in two gloriously watery cities

In a damp Venetian palace, Oswaldo contemplates the ravages of time to his body and his beloved city, and dreams up a way to hold mortality at bay. In New York, Lach steps out into the crisp, clear night to savor his new freedom, having just dropped Vera to join his new love, Francesca, in Venice. In rainy London, Max packs for a precipitous move to New Orleans, in pursuit of Lucinde, a woman he barely knows. From New Orleans, Lucinde flies to the aid and comfort of Vera, who, betrayal or no, has accepted a grant to go paint in . . . Venice. And elsewhere in the Crescent City, Anton, leaving to seek his big break in that other renowned city of water - Venice, of course - sketches a good-bye upon the slumbering body of his wife, Josephine.

With wit, sympathy, and surpassing deftness, Jane Alison choreographs an intricate minuet among these characters, whom love and loneliness, aspiration and desperation, have drawn to two famously romantic, venal, and elusive cities of water.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Marriage of the Sea
Author(s): Jane Alison
ISBN: 1-4177-0721-6 / 978-1-4177-0721-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Marriage of the Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Jane Alison
ISBN: 0-374-19941-8 / 978-0-374-19941-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Marriage of the Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Jane Alison
ISBN: 0-312-42255-5 / 978-0-312-42255-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2004 : Australia Paperback
Title: Marriage of the Sea, The
Author(s): Jane Alison
ISBN: 1-920885-09-9 / 978-1-920885-09-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing Co.
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Kindle Editions

April 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Marriage of the Sea: A Novel
Author(s): Jane Alison
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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