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The Sheltering Sky

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The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky is a landmark of twentieth-century literature. In this intensely fascinating story, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans' incomprehension of alien cultures leads to the ultimate destruction of those cultures.

A story about three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II, The Sheltering Sky explores the limits of humanity when it touches the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert.

The Sheltering Sky
by Paul Bowles

  • Publication Date: September 20, 2005
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco
  • ISBN-10: 006083482X
  • ISBN-13: 9780060834821