Perking the Pansies Jack and Liam Move to Turkey

Perking the Pansies   Jack and Liam Move to Turkey Author Jack Scott
ISBN-10 1904881645
Year 2011
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher Springtime Books

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 in a Muslim country. Meet the oddballs, VOMITs, vetpats, emigreys, semigreys, debauched waiters and middle England miseries. When bigotry 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 liberal 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 a senseless murder. Perking the Pansies will make you laugh out loud one minute and sob into your crumpled tissue the next. "Scott pulls no punches. A good read and hopefully the first of many by new boy on the block." Jane Akatay, journalist "An insightful tale of life abroad - with a twist - from the pen of a serial people watcher. Expat Jack lays his characters bare along with his heart and soul, '' Kym Ciftci, On the Ege Magazine, "Jack and Liam bring a certain je ne sais quoi to the souks and heap a plate of dry British wit to their Ottoman misadventures," Charles Ayres, author, Impossibly Glamorous ..". hilarious, saucy, witty, heartwarming and incredibly moving, Perking the Pansies is chock full of odd characters and odder situations. Jack Scott has a way with words and proves that it is the relationships we surround ourselves with that matter most," Linda A Janssens, Writer and Co-Author, Turning Points,

Perking the Pansies

Perking the Pansies Author Jack Scott
ISBN-10 9781909193086
Year 2011-12-15
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher Summertime Publishing

A bitter-sweet tragi-comedy that recalls the first year of a British gay couple living in a Muslim land. - See more at:

Exploring Culture

Exploring Culture Author Gert Jan Hofstede
ISBN-10 9780585485904
Year 2002-09-24
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Provides more than seventy-five activities, dialogues and stories. An outstanding resource for trainers and educators.

The Expert Expat

The Expert Expat Author Melissa Hess
ISBN-10 1931930600
Year 2011-03-04
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Essential reading for anyone moving overseas.

Tales from the Expat Harem

Tales from the Expat Harem Author Anastasia M. Ashman
ISBN-10 1580051553
Year 2006
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher Seal Press

An anthology of narrative essays about the religious conflicts, family traditions, and customs of Turkey throughout the past four decades is written by thirty-two women expatriates who established lives in the region for work, love, or adventure. Reprint.

The Stone of Laughter

The Stone of Laughter Author Hudá Barakāt
ISBN-10 UVA:X002668542
Year 1994
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Garnet Publishing

The Stone of Laughter is a bold and radical novel, full of black humor and cynical observations about life in a war-torn city. The fractured narrative is woven around Khalil, an androgynous young man who is town between masculinity and feminity. Trying to avoid ideological or military afficliations, he finds himself confronted with the collapse of his civil society and reacts by withdrawing into his domestic life. His only contact with the world at large is through friends at a newspaper, for whom falling bombs may mean great stories and promotion, rather than tragedy or destruction. Khalil struggles to keep himself away from the war but is inevitably drawn in as he realises that in a city at war, no one can remain neutral. Written sensitively, and without a trace of sentimentality or political propaganda, The Stone of Laughter shook the preconceptions of Arab readers about women's writing and the necessity of political affiliation for Arab writers. Hailed by many critics as the best novel set against the background of the Lebanese civil war, it wond the prestigious Al-Naqid Award for first novels.

Let the Faggots Burn

Let the Faggots Burn Author Johnny Townsend
ISBN-10 1614344531
Year 2011-08
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher Booklocker.Com Incorporated

On Gay Pride Day in 1973, an arsonist set the entrance to a French Quarter gay bar on fire. In the terrible inferno that followed, 32 people lost their lives, including a third of the local congregation of the Metropolitan Community Church, their pastor burning to death halfway out a second-story window as he tried to claw his way to freedom. This is a riveting account of a forgotten moment in gay history.

You are what You Speak

You are what You Speak Author Robert Lane Greene
ISBN-10 9780553807875
Year 2011
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.

An international correspondent for "The Economist" draws on his years of experience to analyze the symbiotic relationship between language and politics, providing insight into inherent tendencies toward prejudice.

Foreign to Familiar A Guide to Understanding Hot And Cold Climate Cultures

Foreign to Familiar  A Guide to Understanding Hot   And Cold   Climate Cultures Author Sarah A. Lanier
ISBN-10 158158072X
Year 2004-02-01
Pages 128
Language en

Foreign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well-researched work on cultures. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource! I highly recommend it as required reading for cross-cultural workers. Sarah Lanier's love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better serve them. - Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher President, Hope for Africa, Inc. [on back cover].

The Global Nomad s Guide to University Transition

The Global Nomad s Guide to University Transition Author Tina L. Quick
ISBN-10 1904881211
Year 2010
Pages 300
Language en

Children who grew up interacting with two or more cultures during their developmental years often have an inability to connect with their home-country peers. This guide addresses the common issues students face when they are making the double transition of not only adjusting to a new life-stage, such as college, but to a cultural change as well.

Dreaming in Chinese

Dreaming in Chinese Author Deborah Fallows
ISBN-10 0802779247
Year 2010-09-07
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Deborah Fallows has spent much of her life learning languages and traveling around the world. But nothing prepared her for the surprises of learning Mandarin, China's most common language, or the intensity of living in Shanghai and Beijing. Over time, she realized that her struggles and triumphs in studying the language of her adopted home provided small clues to deciphering the behavior and habits of its people,and its culture's conundrums. As her skill with Mandarin increased, bits of the language-a word, a phrase, an oddity of grammar-became windows into understanding romance, humor, protocol, relationships, and the overflowing humanity of modern China. Fallows learned, for example, that the abrupt, blunt way of speaking that Chinese people sometimes use isn't rudeness, but is, in fact, a way to acknowledge and honor the closeness between two friends. She learned that English speakers' trouble with hearing or saying tones-the variations in inflection that can change a word's meaning-is matched by Chinese speakers' inability not to hear tones, or to even take a guess at understanding what might have been meant when foreigners misuse them. In sharing what she discovered about Mandarin, and how those discoveries helped her understand a culture that had at first seemed impenetrable, Deborah Fallows's Dreaming in Chinese opens up China to Westerners more completely, perhaps, than it has ever been before.