The Moresby's are Americans abroad, but some journeys are best left
unmade… Struggling to save their marriage, they resolve to trade
civilization for the wilderness of the Sahara. At first, the pair are
seduced by the deserts beauty. But beneath the exquisite landscape lurk
the dark undercurrents of an alien culture, and the relentless dangers
of a hostile natural world. And as they travel deeper, they might not
only lose their way. They could lose their lives . . .
About The Author
Paul Bowles was born in Jamaica, New York, in 1910. He began composing music and writing stories at a very early age, and at sixteen some of his poetry was published in the French literary magazine transition. At the age of eighteen he began his travels to Europe, North Africa, Mexico and Central America. A student of Aaron Copland, Bowles established his reputation early as a gifted composer. In 1945 he returned to writing short stories and by 1947, when he went to live in Tangier, fiction had become his major focus. He wrote four novels, The Sheltering Sky, Let it Come Down, The Spider's House and Up Above the World; one hundred short stories; a book of poetry; and many travel essays. He lived in Tangier until his death in November 1999.
In his obituary The Times described Bowles as 'one of the most unusual, unconventional and gifted men of his time', and the Independent wrote: 'Bowles was a mystic, a man of many abilities . . . he will be seen as a major twentieth-century writer'.
Series: Popular Penguins
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 28th June 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1
Weight (kg): 18.0
Edition Number: 1