Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Sheltering Sky
Paul Bowles


Port and Kit Moresbury, a sophisticated American couple, are finding it more than a little difficult to live with each other. Endeavouring to escape this predicament, they set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria. They are uncertain of exactly where they are heading, but determined to leave the modern world behind. The results of this casually taken decision are both tragic and compelling.

Paperback, 368pp
Penguin Books, 2004 (1949)
ISBN 9780141187778