In The Beginning Was The Sea

byTomas GonzalezTranslated byFrank Wynne

February 24, 2015|
In The Beginning Was The Sea by Tomas Gonzalez
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The young intellectuals J. and Elena leave behind their comfortable lives, the parties and the money in Medellín to settle down on a remote island. Their plan is to lead the Good Life, self-sufficient and close to nature. But from the very start, each day brings small defeats and imperceptible dramas, which gradually turn paradise into hell, as their surroundings inexorably claim back every inch of the ''civilisation'' they brought with them. Based on a true story, In the Beginning Was the Sea is a dramatic and searingly ironic account of the disastrous encounter of intellectual struggle with reality - a satire of hippyism, ecological fantasies, and of the very idea that man can control fate.

Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned printer TJ International in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are printed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. Both paper and cover board are acid-free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
Tomás González (b. 1950 in Medellin, Colombia) studied philosophy, then became barman in a Bogotá nightclub, whose owner published González''s In the Beginning Was the Sea (translated into German, French and now for the first time into English) in 1983. He also lived in Miami and New York, where he wrote muc...
Title:In The Beginning Was The Sea
Product dimensions:224 pages, 6.45 X 4.79 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 6.45 X 4.79 X 0.6 in
Published:February 24, 2015
Publisher:Steerforth Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781782270416

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