The Sheltering Sky
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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 both tragic and compelling.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 205g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0141187778
  • 9780141187778
  • 31,605

Review quote

"It stands head and shoulders above most other novels published in English since World War II."--"The New Republic""[The Sheltering Sky] is one of the most original, even visionary, works of fiction to appear in this century."--Tobias Wolff
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About Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles (Author)
Born in New York in 1910, Paul Bowles is considered one of the most remarkable American authors of the twentieth century. He studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco, with his wife, Jane. His first novel, The Sheltering Sky, was a bestseller in the 1950s and was made into a film by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1990. Bowles's prolific career included many musical compositions, novels, collections of short stories, and books of travel, poetry, and translations.

Paul Theroux (Introducer)
Paul Theroux has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including the modern classics The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, My Secret History and The Mosquito Coast. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.
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Rating details

20,032 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (7,284)
3 21% (4,222)
2 7% (1,343)
1 2% (499)
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