The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles: Book was first published in 1949, Plan for something, only for unpredictable events to take their course. That’s how Port Moresby and his wife Kit landed into a day nightmare. This couple traveled to resolve their marital troubles. Fortunately enough, they are accompanied by their close friend- Tunner, but a havoc heads in. The limits of humanity are tested by the incomprehensible emptiness and the cruelty of the desert.
Paul Bowles’ novel had a great reception; it was included in the TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005 by TIME Magazine. Also, “The Modern Library” ranked the novel #97 on their 100 best of the Century.
It is a post-colonial book with various editions, but this one features an extra of 16 pages of insight, consists of the author’s interviews, among others. The book was also adapted into a film by Bernardo Bertolucci. The film of the same title was filmed in Algeria, Morocco, and Niger, featuring breathtaking landscapes.
Publication Date: 1st June 2007 by Penguin Books.