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Blood Tie

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  95 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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 appear to have little in common, but as the novel progresses their motives and des ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by University of South Carolina Press (first published June 12th 1979)
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May 26, 2012 Lucky rated it it was amazing
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.
Feb 27, 2011 Laurel rated it really liked it
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.
Sep 25, 2009 Tuck rated it really liked it
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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Jan 07, 2017 Mike Zickar rated it it was ok
This seemed like a very personal novel that meant more to the author than it could possibly mean to anybody else. The technical writing is good but there were too many characters that didn't seem distinctive enough. Surprised that this won the National Book Award. Perhaps I just read it at a wrong time in my life.
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কাউকে সাজেসট করতে চান? বাসায় গাইগুই করে বসে থাকার চাইতে এইটাইপ কিছু পড়তে পারো বলে দিতেই পারেন! ...more
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