In his work, Blood Orange, Canadian author Miles Lowry
explores the life of Paul Bowles in a snapshot album of
poems and images drawn from years of wandering in
Bowles fiction and biographical remnants. Bowles rose to
international prominence with the publication of his novel,
The Sheltering Sky in 1950, becoming one of the 20th
centuries most gifted and misunderstood literary figures.
Choosing Tangier, Morocco as his home, Bowles became
a celebrated expatriate whose home was the meeting
place of the authors of the Beat Generation and a host
of literary renegades. Lowry's imagining reveals as much
as it conceals as it weaves through the life of a remarkable
man in a country that would become the unique backdrop
for his fiction.
NEXT TO NOTHING is an online exhibition of graphic works associated with the book.
"I love this book. It's a complete art piece - rhythmically, graphically, intellectually and emotionally. It put me in mind of some of Michael Ondaatje's early work. How wonderful to see Paul Bowles growing further in the world. Miles Lowry has created a tribute of beauty." Colum McCann - author of "Dancer", "Zoli" and "Let The Great World Spin"
"An arabesque of branches in the desert sky, the Paul Bowles poems frame the surreal nature of alienation. This collection of little fugues… illuminates with clarity and grace."
Linda Rogers - author of the Empress Letters