View an excerpt of the book below.
A note from the author: “The story was originally written as a novel and later into a screenplay. If you have been following our series, the series is a prequel to the feature film. Fans of the series and the film will hopefully be just as entertained with the book as it reveals much more about the characters and their experiences. I am so grateful for everyone who believed in me and helped me with the production of the film, the series and now the book. I especially thank Joseph Khalil and Sababa Emporium Films for producing the screenplay and helping me make my dreams come true. Also a special thank you to the ATSO family and fans who supported the project from the very beginning up till today. I could not have done it without all of you.” – Anne-Rae Vasquez
Adel and Kamil, two young good looking Turkish men try to immigrate to North America from Istanbul. Adel’s evil grand uncle arranges him to marry Yonka (his spoiled obnoxious cousin) in exchange for his immigration status in Canada. Yonka and Adel hate each other. The drama heats up even more when Adel has an affair with Nora, his beautiful English teacher. His best friend Kamil has a big secret of his own. How did his life turn into a Turkish soap opera?
Almost 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, author of Almost a Turkish Soap Opera (released October 2012), Salha’s Secrets to Middle Eastern Cooking Cookbook, Gathering Dust – a collection of poems, and Teach Yourself Great Web Design in a Week, published by Sams.net (a division of Macmillan Publishing).