"Sanctuary" is a gripping tale set in the American South during the Prohibition era. The story follows a young woman from a well-to-do family who is kidnapped by a gang of bootleggers, leading to her descent into debauchery and criminality. As she navigates the seedy underworld, the novel explores themes of social decay, moral ambiguity, and the inherent violence of humanity. The narrative is marked by the author's characteristic complex storytelling and vivid descriptions of the Southern landscape.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
- 81st on The 100 Best Books of World Literature (ABC.es)
- Harold Bloom's The Western Canon (The Western Canon (Book) by Harold Bloom)