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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum by Jack Scott

Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum by Jack Scott
Gay Biography / Memoir
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Springtime Books (May 18, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 099323772X
ISBN-13: 978-0993237720
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Six months into their Turkish affair, Jack and Liam, a gay couple from London, took lodgings in the oldest ward of Bodrum Town. If they wanted to shy away from the curtain-twitchers, they couldn't have chosen a worse position. Their terrace overlooked Turkey Street like the balcony of Buckingham Palace and the middle-aged infidels stuck out like a couple of drunks at a temperance meeting. Against all the odds, the boys from the Smoke were welcomed into the fold by a feisty mix of eccentric locals and a select group of trailblazing expats, irresistible ladies with racy pasts and plucky presents. Hop aboard Jack's rainbow gulet as he navigates the choppy waters of a town on the march and a national resurgence not seen since Suleiman the Magnificent was at the gates of Vienna. Grab your deckchair for a whirlwind tour of love and duty, passion and betrayal, broken hearts and broken bones, dirty politics and the dawn of a new Ottoman era.

A delightful NONFICTION book. It’s a fast read. Brimming with atmosphere, interesting characters, and wonderful central ones. Sophisticated dialogue, fast and funny. I need to give this one a full 40 marks. It’s that good. So far one of the best nonfiction books I’ve read this year. Thank you for sending it my way.

The language in Turkey Street is beautiful, the imagery are vibrant and the characters practically leap off the page.  The book is literary, but it’s also playful, witty and poignant. Thank you, Jack Scott, for a very enjoyable read.

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