Monday, February 25, 2013

New Book: Almost a Turkish Soap Opera

This week I am welcoming to my blog, Anne-Rae Vasquez, here to tell us a little more about her novel, Almost a Turkish Soap Opera!

"Adel and Kamil, two young good looking Turkish men try to immigrate to North America. Adel's ruthless grand uncle arranges him to marry Yonka (his spoiled obnoxious cousin) in exchange for his immigration status in Canada. The problem is Yonka and Adel hate each other. The drama heats up even more when Adel has an affair with Nora, his beautiful English teacher which ruins Yonka's plans. And to add to this, his best friend Kamil has a big secret of his own. How did his life turn into a Turkish soap opera?

An unusual phenomenon in the East is taking Arab and Eastern European homes by storm. Women, men, teens, even children are rearranging their lives to catch the latest Turkish soap operas on their televisions. Turkish soaps dubbed in many different languages have everyone in the East talking about their favorite soap. Even men who deny watching, when asked, are able to repeat word for word from the most popular shows. 

The novel paints a vivid portrayal of the lives and struggles of young modern Muslim adults trying to make a life in the West. The story will attract audiences of popular contemporary movies such as the Kite Runner and the Brick Lane. 

Updated information can be found at almostaturkishsoapopera.com or anne-raevasquez.com.

Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is available now from Amazon