Upon its original publication in 1949, The Sheltering Sky established Paul Bowles as one of the most singular and promising writers of the post-war generation. The story of three worldly young travelers -- Port Moresby, his wife, Kit, and their friend, Tunner -- adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II. The Sheltering Sky is merciless in its evocation of the emotional dislocation induced by a foreign setting. As the Americans embark on an ill-fated journey through desolate terrain, they are pushed to the limits of human reason and intelligence by the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert. Along the way, they encounter a host of enigmatic characters whose inarticulate strangeness seals the travelers off even more completely from the culture in which they are traveling, causing their fierce attachments to one another to unravel.
This paperback is in very good condition with a corner cover crease and edge wear. The first few pages have light corner bends.