by Anne-Rae Vasquez
AR Internet Site & Publishing Inc.
This is a work of fiction. The events and characters described here are purely fictional and in no way represent or resemble real life events, places or people.
Almost a Turkish Soap Opera. Copyright © 2010 by AR Internet Site & Publishing Inc.
Cover graphic design by Gabriel Lascu
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For Joseph whose stories inspired me to write this book. And for Adel and his wife, the corner stone of their family.
I blame my interest in Turkish soap operas (also known as Turkish TV series) on a sweet Arabic couple from the Middle East. They were my guests for two months and during their stay, the wife said that she missed watching her favourite Arabic-dubbed Turkish soap operas and it made her very homesick. I searched online and found streaming videos of the soap operas. This started a nightly ritual of watching back to back episodes of different series of Turkish soaps. Our marathon watching weekends were full of fun, laughter and drama. We had so many great conversations as we analyzed the characters and the scenes together. I recall the husband telling me that he had no interest in soap operas. However, when it came time to watch the shows, he was always the one who could repeat word for word scenes from past episodes as he critiqued the current storyline.
So welcome and hope you enjoy the story.