New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966 First edition, first printing. Publisher's pale periwinkle cloth, lettered in pale gilt; in the original dust jacket designed by Paul Bacon, lettered in white. Near fine, with only some faint toning to the spine and board edges, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with a hint of minor toning to the spine, a few faint spots of light soiling, else bright and fresh. An attractive copy of Bowles' final full-length novel. Set in an unnamed Central American country, Up Above the World tells the story of Dr. and Mrs. Slade as their seemingly innocent holiday takes a turn for the worse after making the chance acquaintance of the charming Grove Soto, who manages to hold the Slades captive under through a pretense of concern for their health. As in much of his fiction, Bowles employs a "subtle perception of the dark side of the human psyche" to create a suspenseful, powerful tale. Indeed, as Conrad Knickerbocker agrees in his 1966 New York Times review, "In every Bowles garden a buzzard sits waiting behind the greenery. He is at his best in creating a world in which innocent appearances dissolve to reveal malignant realities.". Illus. by Bacon, Paul. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included. (Inventory #: PB010)
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