The Sheltering Sky
The Sheltering Sky

This book is brave, imaginative, and brutal; and just when you think it's gone far enough, it goes farther. Bowles spent most of his life in North Africa, but his genius is not in his familiarity with the culture; rather, it's in brilliantly recreating, from the inside out, the richness and confusion of being a foreigner in a land with rules which aren't your own. —Recommended by Matt, City Lights Books

American novelist and short-story writer, poet, translator, classical music composer, and filmscorer Paul Bowles has lived as an expatriate for more than 40 years in the North African nation of Morocco, a country that reaches into the vast and inhospitable Sahara Desert. The desert is itself a character in The Sheltering Sky, the most famous of Bowles' books, which is about three young Americans of the postwar generation who go on a walkabout into Northern Africa's own arid heart of darkness. In the process, the veneer of their lives is peeled back under the author's psychological inquiry.

Title The Sheltering Sky
Author Paul Bowles
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Title First Published 01 September 2005
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 352 p.
ISBN-10 006083482X
ISBN-13 9780060834821
Publication Date 01 September 2005
Main content page count 352
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.99

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