Up Above the World


Dr Slade and his wife are on holiday in Latin America when they meet Grove and his mistress. An apparently chance encounter, it opens the door to a nightmare as the Slades are lured on a trip where the only guides are fantasy, hallucination and death.

ISBN: 9780141191386 Author: Bowles, Paul Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 3rd December 2009 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Pages: 223 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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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