Up Above the World (Penguin Modern Classics)

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A chance encounter while holidaying in Central America leads an American couple, the Slades, to befriend the charming, handsome Grove Soto and his young Cuban mistress. But as the Slades' trip becomes prolonged and they grow increasingly dependent on their new acquaintances, an undercurrent of cruelty begins to disturb the comfort and niceties to which they are accustomed. Up Above the World shows Paul Bowles to be a master of the tension and horror of rising viciousness.

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A chance encounter while holidaying in Central America leads an American couple, the Slades, to befriend the charming, handsome Grove Soto and his young Cuban mistress. But as the Slades' trip becomes prolonged and they grow dependent on their new acquaintances, an undercurrent of cruelty begins to disturb the comfort to which they are accustomed.

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'A superb storyteller.' -- Life

'An absorbing, tremendously written novel.' -- Vogue

'An elaborate atmospheric build-up . . . Paul Bowles writes powerfully.' - -- The Times

'At his best, Bowles has no peer.' -- Time

'Few writers have Paul Bowles's skill in evocation while making of the familiar something new and extraordinary.' -- The Times

'Sex, drugs, fantasies and the machinery of derangement . . . Bowles' overpowering void descends on the mind and heart like a hypnotic spell.' -- New York Times Book Review

'The extreme beauty of Bowles's writing, his vibrant response to colour and sound, make [him] a "must" to anyone on the watch for outstanding talent.' -- Sunday Times

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