The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky

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"The Sheltering Sky is a book about people on the edge of an alien space; somewhere, where, curiously, they are never alone" Michael Hoffman Port and Kit Moresbury, a sophisticated American couple, are finding it more than a little difficult to live with each other. Endeavouring to escape this predicament, they set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria - uncertain of exactly where they are heading, but determined to leave the modern world behind. The results of this casually taken decision are horrible.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 17mm | 203g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141181915
  • 9780141181912

About Paul Bowles

Born in New York in 1920, Paul Bowles is considered one of the most remarkable American authors of the twentieth century. He began his artistic career as a composer and travelled widely in Europe and North Africa, settling in Tangier with his novelist wife Jane in the 1940s. Bowles is often credited with being a literary inspiration to the Beat authors.
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20,032 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 33% (6,684)
4 36% (7,284)
3 21% (4,222)
2 7% (1,343)
1 2% (499)
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