Reading progress update: I've read 157 out of 256 pages.

The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles, Michael Hofmann

So, feeling ill, they have put a lot of effort into getting out of the town that has a doctor to go to a place that has no medical facilities? Oh, these people are such idiots.

 

Anyway, I just noticed looking at my books blurb and introduction, and at some reviews online, that most either make reference to Morocco or to  North Africa as a whole.

Sure Bowles lived in Morocco, but the story in this book is actually set in Algeria. It caught my attention early on because Camus' birthplace is mentioned, and I wondered whether Bowles was tipping his hat to Camus' The Stranger.

 

So, why do so many articles seem to mention Morocco?