• Historical Fiction

    Almost a Turkish Soap Opera (a Middle Eastern Cultural Family Affair World Literature Serial Book 1)

    Customs and traditions clash in this humorous look at arranged marriages, betrayals, immigration woes and family affairs in this quirky contemporary literary romance Middle Eastern Asian American multicultural adventure-sprinkled with a dose of cultural drama and full of unexpected twists and turns. A fun read for those interested in world literature fiction.——-Watch the movie at http://www.almostaturkishsoapopera.com or on Amazon http://amazon.com/Almost-Turkish-Soap-Opera-Directors/dp/B00XMIUJSK——–Finalist New Generation Indie Book Awards 2013 World Literature and adapted into award winning feature filmAdel and Kamil, two young charming Turkish men want 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. Anne-Rae Vasquez’s work includes Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, Gathering Dust, a collection of poems, and Teach Yourself Great Web Design in a Week, published by Sams.net (a division of Macmillan Publishing). Almost a Turkish Soap Opera was adapted into an award winning feature film and web series and is the author’s directorial debut. Read more