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Let It Come Down

Narrated by: Marc Vietor
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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In Let It Come Down, Paul Bowles plots the doomed trajectory of Nelson Dyar, a New York bank teller who comes to Tangier in search of a different life and ends up giving in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in the last days before Moroccan independence, Bowles's second novel is an alternately comic and horrific account of a descent into nihilism.

©1980 Paul Bowles (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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  • 14-05-19

A remarkable novel that has to be read

Paul Bowles has such a range of expression that frequently reaches perfection. The story is compelling and at times absurdly funny - including drug drenched sex, the mannerisms of the colonials living in the international zone of Tangiers before 1952, and the main character's flaws, which are sometimes completely astounding. The narration is superlative and completely authentic. I would highly recommend it.

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