Blood Tie

Blood Tie

by Mary Lee Settle
     
 

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In a novel that begins with accidental death and ends with deliberate murder, Mary Lee Settle tells the story of an eclectic collection of American and European expatriates who take refuge in an ancient Turkish city and, once there, wreak havoc on the Aegean paradise. At first the characters, who range from a former accountant to a petulant heiress, appear to have… See more details below

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In a novel that begins with accidental death and ends with deliberate murder, Mary Lee Settle tells the story of an eclectic collection of American and European expatriates who take refuge in an ancient Turkish city and, once there, wreak havoc on the Aegean paradise. At first the characters, who range from a former accountant to a petulant heiress, appear to have little in common, but as the novel progresses their motives and desires cross and blend in an eerie, sometimes comic geometry of misunderstanding....Settle reveals new life springing forth out of death and change, and blood as the only tie that endures' she conveys the restlessness and ennui of the foreigners as successfully as the humanity of the native Turks. To both humorous and pitiable examples of culture clash she adds vivid scenes of archaeological digs, underwater diving, and a children's festival.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
These titles represent Settle's work from the 1950s to the 1980s. The novels cover a wide range of subjects but are mostly concerned with the heroine's "search for love, faith, and a sense of belonging" (LJ 9/1/86).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570030970
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Series:
Mary Lee Settle Collection Series
Edition description:
1st University of South Carolina Press e
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Vance Bourjaily
"In this novel are all the kinds of wisdom that matter... perfectly dramatized in the interwoven stories of a fascinating collection of characters told in brilliant, lucid prose."
Ann Beattie
"A complex, startling novel....This story was so real, I felt that I was looking at it rather than reading about it; I felt I could reach out and touch it."

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