In 1954, Moroccan resistance to French rule is reaching boiling point, and only four English-speaking visitors are left at a hotel in the medieval city of Fez. To Amar, a young Moslem, they are enticing, and as the rebellion grows he believes he is helped by knowing the inner feelings of others.
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Born in New York in 1910, Paul Bowles is considered one of the most remarkable American authors of the twentieth century. He studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco, with his wife, Jane. His first novel, The Sheltering Sky, was a bestseller in the 1950s and was made into a film by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1990. Bowles's prolific career included many musical compositions, novels, collections of short stories, and books of travel, poetry, and translations. His novels include The Spider's Nest, Up Above The World, and Let It Come Down.
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099377101