A humorous look at arranged marriages, betrayals and affairs...Finalist New Generation Indie Book Awards 2013. 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? 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 (released in 2012), 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 also Anne-Rae's directorial debut and was produced by Joseph Khalil, Sababa Emporium Film Productions (sababaemporium.com) with AR Films. Updated information can be found at almostaturkishsoapopera.com