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Raping Aphrodite

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  2 reviews
What if everything you know about your life is wrong? In "Raping Aphrodite," Tash Colgate seems to have everything: a solid marriage, a successful career and a bright future. But all that changes when Tash agrees to display items from Cyprus in her art gallery, opening the door on long-held family secrets that, once exposed, will change the lives of everyone Tash knows and ...more
Published October 29th 2011
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Gordon Borrell
I read this book in draft form back in the spring of 2010 and was enthralled. The graphic images of the war-ravaged Cypriot villagers was riveting, but the story behind the present-day drama linked with the 1974 tragic invasion was even more captivating. The story is fiction, but many of the scenes were carefully recreated through tedious research and interviews with survivors of the invasion. I found myself intertwined with the story, not knowing what to expect next, and living alongside the sc ...more
This book goes back and forth between 1974 Cyprus and 2012 in the US (Virginia). I gave it 3 stars because I enjoyed reading about the 1974 Turkish invasion and eventual division of Cyprus between the Turks and the Greeks. I also liked Barbra, an American with the Peace Corps stationed in Cyprus that happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time when the Turks invaded.

If I could, I would give the chapters about the modern day characters 2 stars. I wasn't able to connect with these charact
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intrigue and personal tragedy in Cyprus 1 2 Nov 11, 2011 06:32AM  
Former journalist; first novel, "Raping Aphrodite" is historical fiction and is set against the 1974 invasion and division of Cyprus by Turkey; second book, "Delicate Secrets," is a prequel to "Raping Aphrodite" and follows the same characters in the early years of their relationship. Both books are now available on Amazon and Nook Press. A sequel is planned for 2018. Married, three children.
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