Book Cover: Perking the Pansies
ISBN: 9781904881643
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781904881650

Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey

Jack Scott

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.

Don't miss Jack Scott's long-awaited sequel to Perking the Pansies - Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum. 

Reviews:Hugh Pope on Turkish Daily News wrote:

Empathetic, respectful and pretty acute.

Pat Yale on Time Out Istanbul wrote:

The book's originality lies more in it's honesty about the grubby reality of expat life that conventional travel literature prefers to gloss over.

Linda A Janssen on Global Living Magazine wrote:

At turns, hilarious, saucy, witty, heart-warming and incredibly moving.