The Marriage of the Sea

The Marriage of the Sea

by Jane Alison
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The Marriage of the Sea by Jane Alison

In a damp Venetian palace, Oswaldo contemplates the ravages of time to his body and his beloved city. In New York, Lach savors his freedom, having just dropped Vera to join his new love, Francesca, in Venice. In rainy London, Max packs for New Orleans, in pursuit of Lucinde, a woman he barely knows. From New Orleans, Lucinde flies to the aid and comfort of Vera, who has accepted a grant to paint in Venice. While elsewhere in the Crescent City, Anton, leaving for Venice, sketches a good-bye upon the slumbering body of his wife, Josephine. With wit, sympathy, and surpassing deftness, Jane Alison choreographs an intricate dance among these characters, whom love and loneliness, aspiration and desperation, have drawn to two famously romantic, venal, and elusive cities of water.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312422554
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 03/03/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Jane Alison is the author of The Love-Artist and The Marriage of the Sea. She lives in Germany.

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The Marriage of the Sea 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book 100 pages to pull me in, and every one of them was painful. I never became involved with any of the characters and there were certainly enough of them that I should have cared about at least one. The chapters were short and disjointed. Running between the 8 characters in various points around the globe was exhausting. Terrible disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago