Almost a Turkish Soap Opera (Volume 1)

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A 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 twist and turns expected in contemporary world literature fiction.
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Finalist New Generation Indie Book Awards 2013 World Literature and adapted into award winning feature film
Adel and Kamil, two young charming Turkish men want to immigrate toNorth 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 favourite 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 novels/ 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. The film and web series was produced by Sababa Emporium Film Productions with AR Films.

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"The popularity of Turkish soap operas or TV series' in the Arab speaking world, Europe and Asia is not well known here in the West. The Turkish TV series' storylines are packed with jealousies and misunderstandings in family life and marriages, mafia encounters, economic problems and societal pressures, which all make for great drama. What I find fascinating in watching Turkish soap operas is how the Middle Eastern culture is woven into the modern way that Turkish people live which has influences from the Western and Eastern societies. I thank our producers Sababa Emporium Film Productions for allowing me to retell the story with so many different lenses - as a feature film, a short and as a series."

- writer/director/assoc producer, Anne-Rae Vasquez

About the Author:

Anne-Rae Vasquez is currently completing Reveal book 3 of the Among Us Trilogy. Her latest novels are RESIST and Doubt, Books 1 and 2 of the Among Us Trilogy, Gold winner of the Readers' Favorite Book Awards. The Among Us Trilogy questions what is beyond the reality of this world and ties in different supernatural religious beliefs of God, Heaven, Purgatory and Hell, angels and demons apocalypse, spirituality and fantasy by mixing themes from shows like Fringe and Supernatural to create an end of the world religious paranormal mystery thriller.

Her previous novel Almost a Turkish Soap Opera was adapted into a screenplay and later produced into an award winning feature film and web series and was her directorial debut. Her other works include: Gathering Dust - a collection of poems, Salha's Secrets to Middle Eastern Cooking Cookbook and Teach Yourself Great Web Design in a Week, published by Sams.net (a division of Macmillan Publishing). 

In her parallel life, she hosts/produces Fiction Frenzy TV, a VLog channel featuring indie artists, authors, filmmakers and musicians. In addition to this, she freelances as a journalist for Blasting News (and previously Digital Journal) and manages a production department.

Almost a Turkish Soap Opera was produced by Joseph Khalil, Sababa Emporium Film Productions.
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Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is an award winning feature film, and web series adapted from the novel that captures the turmoil of two young modern Turkish men trying to make a home in the West but finding their lives have turned into a Turkish soap opera. Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, an independent film by Sababa Emporium Productions and AR Films screened and won awards at film festivals and is available to view on Amazon Prime Video.  The film reflects on how Turkish soap operas have become very popular in the Middle East and now in Europe and how the West has influenced the Middle Eastern culture. For details go to almostaturkishsoapopera.com

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