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The Mystery of a Turkish Bath By Rita
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Almost a Turkish Soap Opera By Anne-Rae Vasquez
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Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is about Adel,a young Turkish man whose family has lived in poverty while his grand uncle controls the inheritance money which rightfully belongs to his father. Adel... More > travels to the USA with his best friend Kamil, works illegally, and is deported back to Istanbul. He flies to Canada, marries his rich grand uncle's spoiled obnoxious granddaughter in exchange for his permanent resident status. He becomes infatuated with his beautiful English teacher and tries to hide this from his wife. How did his life turn into a Turkish soap opera? The novel paints a vivid portrayal of the lives and struggles of young modern Turkish men trying to make a life in the West. Anne-Rae Vasquez's projects include Almost a Turkish Soap Opera (to be 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).< Less
On the Biographical Novel Entitled Lilly By Fazila Derya Agis
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The novel entitled Lilly: I Am an Arab Jew by the Turkish-Jewish writer Eddi Anter is a detailed description of the life of a Jewish family in Istanbul. In the core of the book, you can find the... More > concept of “human being as a mortal creature” that has basic needs, such as nutrition, reproduction, and sociability satisfied via cultural rules of cooking, thus Kosher rules, religious obligations of marrying a person who has the same religion, and a cultural group formed in relation with some religious and social norms. The life of the mother of the author in the Jewish quarters of Istanbul and the childhood, the adolescence, and the adulthood of the author are depicted in the novel, as he starts up the novel describing the funeral of his mother, Gisele Anter, known as Lilly. The author deals with the social institution of family and the cultural processes of enculturation, acculturation, culturation, assimilation, and cultural change. This book review is a study guide teaching the identity formation terminology.< Less
Gurbet'ten Sonra By Matthew Lundin
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The novel is based on a medieval genre of Arabic literature called the maqamat. It is a literary form that uses rhymed prose, as well as the constant interjection of Quranic allusions, poetic verses,... More > and idioms taken from the Middle East. It is a series of episodes in which a wandering narrator is tricked by a mysterious charlatan. In this maqamat, the narrator has recently returned from a long period of living abroad (a Gurbet) and is adjusting to life in New York. As a maqamat, the novel makes abundant use of allusions,quotes and wordplay taken from Middle Eastern literature and languages, which are explained throughout the book using footnotes. The plot itself is an allusion, albeit in reverse, to the common theme of a protagonist's return from West to East after time spent abroad in pursuit of an education, and the challenge of mediating their new modern identity with the homeland to which they've returned. It also has a part where the narrator birddogs chics from Staten Island using pre-islamic poetry< Less
Secrets of a Summer Village By Saskia Akyil
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Can coffee grounds tell your future? Will fate bring you to your soul mate thousands of miles from home? How will you know if it's him? Would the evil eye dare stop two souls on their paths to... More > each other? A last-minute opportunity to spend a month with a Turkish family on the Aegean coast drastically changes the course of seventeen-year-old Rachel Guo’s summer. This intercultural coming-of-age novel is full of exotic tastes, summer heat, promises kept and broken, and love. In a summer village on the western coast of Turkey, you’ll meet Rachel, who doesn’t know what she wants; Aylin, who doesn’t know if she wants the one who wants her; and Leyla, who knows who she wants, but doesn’t know if she’ll get him. Love and romance are secret pleasures in the summer village, which only make them more exciting. Travel with Rachel on her journey far from the comforts of home, to a place that will captivate her and leave her changed forever.< Less
Secrets of a Summer Village By Saskia Akyil
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Can coffee grounds tell your future? Will fate bring you to your soul mate thousands of miles from home? How will you know if it's him? Would the evil eye dare stop two souls on their paths to... More > each other? A last-minute opportunity to spend a month with a Turkish family on the Aegean coast drastically changes the course of seventeen-year-old Rachel Guo’s summer. This intercultural coming-of-age novel is full of exotic tastes, summer heat, promises kept and broken, and love. In a summer village on the western coast of Turkey, you’ll meet Rachel, who doesn’t know what she wants; Aylin, who doesn’t know if she wants the one who wants her; and Leyla, who knows who she wants, but doesn’t know if she’ll get him. Love and romance are secret pleasures in the summer village, which only make them more exciting. Travel with Rachel on her journey far from the comforts of home, to a place that will captivate her and leave her changed forever.< Less
The Under Side of Paradise By Thomas Lawrence
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Fethiye is a small seaport on Turkey's Aegean shore where each summer starting in May tourists from across Europe and England flock to exchange gloomy skies and rain for sand and sea and sometimes... More > sex, beneath a hot bright Mediterranean sun. Connie Cullingsworth, whose life this novel is a portrait of, flies to Fethiye to rescue her daughter who has been robbed and will need money. Accompanying Connie is her second husband, Charles, a computer whiz who lives in his world of cyberspace and remains indifferent to her needs and desires, as she discovers too late. A teacher schooled in Romanticism, Connie had always dreamt of seeing the Mediterranean, birthplace of western art and literature; and in Bea's Bar, she meets Omer whose charismatic charm she finds she is unable to resist when he offers to teach her to swim. As a girl Connie had almost drowned in a Scottish loch, and ever since she has feared water. But in the end Connie must learn that Paradise has its darker side< Less
The Scream In My Body By Sezai Topal
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The novel which tells psychological problems of four women and its effects on their love life and relationships... Mixed combinations of love stories, types and relationships in Turkey in... More > 2000's.... Young people who stuck between East and West cultures and their obstacles... The Scream in my body is a psychological novel which is written with post modern style... CHAPTER 1 MELTEM-BURAK "..I first noticed that she was looking at me in the library. He had deep blue eyes and a child-like face, had brushed his hair back, his cheeks were so cute. The only thing I disliked about him was his moustache. His bell-bottomed trousers were seen under the table. If we ignored the moustache, he would even be said to be handsome. Of course, he could shave it. I think I know people well. His looks, gestures, outfits, inner worlds and the way they have been brought up tell on. The man sitting opposite me seemed to be sophisticated..."< Less
The Scream in My Body By Sezai Topal
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The novel which tells psychological problems of four women and its effects on their love life and relationships... Mixed combinations of love stories, types and relationships in Turkey in... More > 2000's.... Young people who stuck between East and West cultures and their obstacles... The Scream in my body is a psychological novel which is written with post modern style... CHAPTER 1 MELTEM-BURAK "..I first noticed that she was looking at me in the library. He had deep blue eyes and a child-like face, had brushed his hair back, his cheeks were so cute. The only thing I disliked about him was his moustache. His bell-bottomed trousers were seen under the table. If we ignored the moustache, he would even be said to be handsome. Of course, he could shave it. I think I know people well. His looks, gestures, outfits, inner worlds and the way they have been brought up tell on. The man sitting opposite me seemed to be sophisticated..."< Less
Ghosts Like Us By Inez Baranay
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3 eras, 3 women: linked by Berlin, performance art, and a poem In the 1890s young poet Erika Kieler attends the most progressive artistic salon in Berlin to perform her poem inspired by a visitor... More > from the capital of the Ottoman Empire. In 1989, just before the Wall comes down, punk artist Trudi Zahn performs her own version of the same poem in an East Berlin club. And in 2009 Lottie Hoffmann prepares to perform Trudi’s work at a cabaret for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The story explores the drive for women’s authentic creativity and personal freedom, cross-cultural exchange, interpretations of history, artistic influence, and a universe in which ghosts appear.< Less

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