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The Sheltering Sky

by Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Literary Fiction

The Sheltering Sky Synopsis

'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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ISBN: 9780141187778
Publication date: 29/01/2004
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141187778
Publication date: 29th January 2004
Author: Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Collections: 60+ Novels to Bring You Back to Nature,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux

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 ...

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