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Settle has done a remarkable job of capturing the culture that is, in a sense, the most important character in her book. -- New York Times
Paperback, 404 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by University of South Carolina Press (first published 1995)
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Laurel
Story of ex-pats in a Turkish coastal village in the 6o's. Their self absorption and nonchalance when their actions wreak havoc and cause the ruination of the yet discovered paradise is heart breaking and rings so true with what is happening globally today. This is not an easy read but it is beautifully written and the characters will haunt you long after you have finished reading.
Lusty Sagittarian
I love this book so much that I purchased a signed copy, which was very hard to come by about 10 years ago. Having married a Turk, I felt a deep kinship with all the author wrote, even though my experiences were 20+ years later. In many ways for me, it was a way to preserve some of my own remembrances of that location and culture. As for the writing itself, it continues to inspire me to try, try, and try again to finish my own pieces of fiction and poetry.
Tuck
excellent novel of expats "invading" a nice old seaside town in turkey. a fair amount of sex, scuba, and sun, earth mother goddess and bad old capitalists. lots of funny mis-understandings too. winner of the national book award in what? 1977?
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