Escape from Smyrna by Charles Gates

By Charles Gates

Break out from Smyrna, a secret novel set in Turkey and Greece, unveils the intertwining histories of 3 households, Anglo-American, Turkish, and Greek, certain jointly through an old necklace that incites violence but has powers of therapeutic and redemption. it truly is 1982. 4 Swiss hippies thieve a gold locket from a chapel on a barren Greek island. quickly after, it seems that on the market in Istanbul's coated Bazaar. Oran Crossmoor, an athletic 26-year-old American, buys the locket, spotting it as a part of a misplaced relatives heirloom, a necklace of 4 medieval reliquaries. while he exhibits it to Leyla Aslanoglu, a wealthy, witty octogenarian pal of his mom, she claims it as treasure of her family members. yet neither Oran nor Leyla has any concept that the reply to their clash over the necklace lies in a dramatic get away from Smyrna many years earlier...

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Porfirio, “No Way Out,” 83–86. 18. Hazel E. Barnes, The Literature of Possibility: A Study in Humanistic Existentialism (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1959). 28 Steven M. Sanders 19. Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus, trans. Justin O’Brien (New York: Vintage Books, 1955), 90. 20. Thomas Nagel, “The Absurd” (1971), reprinted in Nagel’s Mortal Questions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979), 23. 21. See the entry on Red Light by Bob Porfirio in Silver and Ward, Film Noir, 241. 22.

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