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By Alessandro Baricco

A handful of disparate lives converge at a distant beach hotel: a lovelorn professor, a popular painter, an inscrutable seductress - and a gorgeous younger lady, fatally sick, delivered to the ocean via a determined father's final desire. An problematic net of destinies and institutions starts off to bare itself, however it isn't really until eventually the coming of a mysterious sailor known as Adams that the reality in all its dreamlike attractiveness and cruelty turns into transparent. Adams might provide the foremost to the girl's salvation, yet simply the fulfilment of his obsessive mystery goal - to reply to homicide with homicide - can finish the adventure that has introduced him from the ends of the earth. Alternately playful and profoundly critical, Baricco's novel surges with the hypnotic energy of the sea sea.

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Astarte is identified with the chief Babylonian goddess Ishtar and the “At a Vacation Exercise in the College” Sumerian Inanna. In these manifestations her consort is Thammuz, who follows directly behind her in Paradise Lost. Eric C. Brown Asmodeus [Asmadai]. A demon. In the Book of Tobit of the Apocrypha, Asmodeus (literally “destroyer”) prevents seven successive bridegrooms from consummating their marriage to Sarah, his beloved, by slaying them on their wedding nights. With instruction from the angel Raphael, her kinsman Tobias succeeds in driving Asmodeus off by burning the innards of a fish.

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