The Sheltering Sky

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THE SHELTERING SKY
by Paul Bowles
published by Penguin

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In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture--and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them. The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II, The Sheltering Sky is at once merciless and heartbreaking in its compassion. It etches the limits of human reason and intelligence--perhaps even the limits of human life--when they touch the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert.

- paperback: 368 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9780141187778