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The Divine Sea Jack Rydeman

The Divine Sea

Jack Rydeman

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546 pages
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 About the Book 

An Englishman is arrested at his house in Florida one Christmas and taken to Lee County jail. He holds off the nightmare by escaping into memory- most especially, the memory of the years leading up to and including his pursuit of one of his life’sMoreAn Englishman is arrested at his house in Florida one Christmas and taken to Lee County jail. He holds off the nightmare by escaping into memory- most especially, the memory of the years leading up to and including his pursuit of one of his life’s greatest loves. However, these are also the memories of the development of a novel set of ideas about life, death, the structuring of fate and its reconciliation with free will. As the story unfolds, the reader is introduced to these concepts while the narrator recalls his life in the Royal Navy, operational missions, riotously good times across the world, a doomed marriage and his many adulteries and personal failings.The Divine Sea is a strangely mystical book. On the surface, it is a tale of romance and the quest for the narrator’s true love, prophesised days before his 18th birthday. The prophecy confirms his expectations, for he is given to precognitive dreams and already knows her face. However, the story teems with thematic imagery rising and falling like waves in illustration of the concepts being introduced as the reader follows the story.You won’t have read anything quite like this before. With any luck, it may prompt you to recognise the thematic structures hidden in your own life.