The Sahara, with its harsh emptiness, is a place that even Ovid in hisMetamorphoses harnessed symbol to describe. Images&mdashor perhaps mirages&mdashof endless wind-swept ergs, an oftentimes murderous sun, and vast stretches of rock-strewn hamada perversely tantalize the imagination. Bordered to the north by the Atlas Mountains, the Great Desert is also home to the indigenous Berbers and their camels, making this wilderness as much a sanctuary of the human spirit as a wasteland. These three short stories relate the young American Dylan&rsquos journey across the Moroccan wasteland before sharing the legend of a Berber girl, Maryam, whom he encounters. $1 from the sale of each book will be donated to the Peace Corps Partnership Program to continue to extend U.S. friendship across the world.