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Escape Plans

by Teri Vlassopoulos

Escape Plans Teri Vlassopoulos October 2015Writing about Bats or Swallows, Teri Vlassopoulos’s debut story collection, Q&Q reviewer Chelsea Murray said it “manages to evoke not just the uncertainty and fear of young adulthood, but its magic and inexplicable excitement as well.” Vlassopoulos follows that collection with a novel about a family whose bonds of loyalty are tested after the patriarch drowns in the Aegean Sea. “Maybe it isn’t hard to keep important information from the people you love,” Vlassopoulos writes. “Maybe it’s better to know less than it is to know more, or at least act like it.” Told from the perspectives of surviving members of the Kiriakos clan, the novel examines this premise from a variety of angles.