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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 ...

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The Opposing Shore 2014, The Harvill Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781846559297

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Opposing Shore 1997, Harvill Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780002712248

Trade paperback

The Opposing Shore 1987, Columbia University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780231057882

Hardcover

The Opposing Shore 1986, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231057899

Trade paperback