The Opposing Shore

The Opposing Shore

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The great maritime state of Orsenna has long been lulled by settled peace and prosperity. It is three hundred years since it was actively at war with its traditional enemy two days' sail across the water, the savage land of Farghestan - a slumbering but by no means extinct volcano. The narrator of this story, Aldo, a world-weary young aristocrat, is posted to the coast of Syrtes, where the Admiralty keeps the seas constantly patrolled to defend the demarcation between the two powers still officially at war. His duties are to be the eyes and ears of the Signory, to report back any rumours of interest to the State. Goaded, however, by his mistress, Vanessa Aldobrandi, he takes a patrol boat across the boundary to within cannon-shot of the Farghestani coastal batteries. The age-old undeclared truce is no more than a boil ripe to be lanced.

Book information

ISBN: 9781846559297
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Harvill Press
Pub date:
Edition: C format
DEWEY: 843.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 300g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 21mm