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Scott Turow's 'Identical' has Greek myth proportions
Over the course of nine novels, Scott Turow's Kindle County has become one the best-known settings in American literature. While fictional locations are not uncommon in the crime genre — the city of Santa Teresa in Ross Macdonald's and, later, Sue Grafton's mysteries comes most readily to mind — Turow's character-driven legal thrillers are more aligned with the artistic vision of William Faulkner, whose novels and short stories are set in Yoknapatawpha County, Miss., assumed the weight of myth in telling the intertwined stories of its characters, both high and low.
By Paula Woods
October 18, 2013