Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Collected Stories
Paul Bowles

£15.00

In these hauntingly beautiful stories of abandonment and vengeance, extreme situations lead to disturbing conclusions. A missionary is sent to a place so distant he finds his God has no power there; a husband abandons his wife as they honeymoon in the South American jungle; a splash of water triggers an explosion of violence; and a boy’s drug-induced transformation leads to cruelty enjoyed and suffered. Masterfully written, these are chilling tales from sun-drenched and brutal climes.

Paperback, 672pp
Penguin Books, 2009
ISBN 9780141191355