Almost a Turkish Soap Opera (Paperback)

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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 unexpected twist and turns. Finalist New Generation Indie Book Awards 2013 World Literature and adapted into award winning feature film ----------- Watch the movie at http: // or on Amazon http: // ---------- 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 was adapted into an award winning feature film and web series, produced by Joseph Khalil, Sababa Emporium Film Productions (
Season 1 of the Web series, which is a prequel to the feature film, was launched in December 2011 as a weekly one 5 minute episode released on their YouTube channel and has since been syndicated on BlipTV, iTunes Video podcast, Web Series Channel, Mingle Media TV, Open Film channel, Viki Channel, Daily Motion, Web Series Network and more.
The interest in the film and the web series is reflected on the Almost a Turkish Soap Opera Facebook fan page which now has over 8400 fans and their YouTube channel has over 7800 subscribers and 215,000+ views. Sababa Emporium plans to release the feature film on DVD in the winter of 2012.
Updated information can be found at .

About the Author

Anne-Rae Vasquez's latest novels, RESIST, book 2 of the Among Us Trilogy and Imminent-a Truth Seeker Conspiracy Thriller were released in November 2014. REVEAL, book 3 is set to be released in the Fall of 2015. Doubt, Book 1 of the Among Us Trilogy was a Gold winner in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2014. Doubt was launched at the Raindance Book Festival in 2013. Among Us Trilogy is a series about a group of online gamers who band together to investigate who or what is behind the supernatural events happening around the world. 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 published by AR Publishing Inc. and Teach Yourself Great Web Design in a Week, published by (a division of Macmillan Publishing). In her parallel life, she hosts/produces Fiction Frenzy TV, a weekly VLog channel featuring indie artists, authors, filmmakers and musicians. In addition to this, she freelances as a journalist for Digital Journal and manages a production department. Almost a Turkish Soap Opera was produced by Joseph Khalil, Sababa Emporium Film Productions. ----- 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 was released on DVD in Dec 2012. It 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780986492105
ISBN-10: 0986492108
Publisher: AR&B Internet Site & Publishing Inc.
Publication Date: September 24th, 2012
Pages: 328
Language: English