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Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey (Chapter 1-5)

Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey (Chapter 1-5)

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Just imagine the absurdity of two openly gay, recently ‘married’ middle aged, middle class men escaping the liberal sanctuary of anonymous London to relocate to a Muslim country. Jack and Liam, fed up with kiss-my-arse bosses and nose-to-nipple commutes, quit their jobs and move to a small town in Turkey. Join the culture-curious gay couple on their bumpy rite of passage. Meet the oddballs, VOMITs, vetpats, emigreys, semigreys, debauched waiters and middle England miseries. When prejudice and ignorance emerge from the crude underbelly of Turkey’s expat life, Jack and Liam waver. Determined to stay the course, the happy hedonistas hitch up their skirts, move to the heart of laissez-faire Bodrum and fall in love with their intoxicating foster land. Enter Jack’s irreverent world for a right royal dose of misery and joy, bigotry and enlightenment, betrayal and loyalty, friendship, love, earthquakes, birth, adoption and murder. You couldn't make it up. A bitter-sweet tragi-comedy that recalls the first year of a British gay couple living in a Muslim land.

Just imagine the absurdity of two openly gay, recently ‘married’ middle aged, middle class men escaping the liberal sanctuary of anonymous London to relocate to a Muslim country. Jack and Liam, fed up with kiss-my-arse bosses and nose-to-nipple commutes, quit their jobs and move to a small town in Turkey. Join the culture-curious gay couple on their bumpy rite of passage. Meet the oddballs, VOMITs, vetpats, emigreys, semigreys, debauched waiters and middle England miseries. When prejudice and ignorance emerge from the crude underbelly of Turkey’s expat life, Jack and Liam waver. Determined to stay the course, the happy hedonistas hitch up their skirts, move to the heart of laissez-faire Bodrum and fall in love with their intoxicating foster land. Enter Jack’s irreverent world for a right royal dose of misery and joy, bigotry and enlightenment, betrayal and loyalty, friendship, love, earthquakes, birth, adoption and murder. You couldn't make it up. A bitter-sweet tragi-comedy that recalls the first year of a British gay couple living in a Muslim land.

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Published by: Jack Scott on Dec 18, 2012
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First Published Great Britain 2011 bySummertime Publishing © Copyright Jack Scott All rights reserved. No part of this publication may bereproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, ortransmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic,mechanical, photocopying recording or otherwise) without theprior written permission of the publisher. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, byway of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, orotherwise circulated without the publisher
s prior consent inany form of binding or cover other than that in which it ispublished and without a similar condition including thiscondition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. ISBN:978-1-909193-08-6
 
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 This book is based on actual events. To protect the privacy of the persons involved, and in the interest of narrative clarity,some names, characterisations, locations, conversations andtimescales have been changed.
 
 
For JohnAscendant star shot down by fate
 
Tesekr Ederim
 
My eternal thanks to the expats of Turkey who handed me astory (or was it a poisoned chalice?) on an appreciative plate.The truth is often stranger than
fiction.
I continue to be surprisedand touched by the remarkable interest shown by my blog-reading pansy fans. Your support prompted me to write thisbook. A special mention to proof-reader extraordinaire, HelenFraser, who had the unenviable task of trawling through theerror-strewn
first
draft. Paul Burston
s encouragement has beenhugely welcome as have the surprisingly kind words from thereviewers of the book. Thank you to my inspirational publisher,Jo
Parfitt,
for taking a gamble on an unknown writer: I hope herblind faith will be rewarded. A big hand to Kilian Kröll, mybrilliant American editor, who coped with some baffling andracy British idioms with patience and good humour.To my London life friends, thank you for keeping me sane.
I’m
so grateful to Charlotte and Alan for letting me tell theirheart aching tale. One day Adalet will return.Profound thanks to my mother and my family who take meas I am and love me regardless.Finally, how could I not mention my Liam? Without whom

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