The book I think has been somewhat missed and is one of my all time favorites has to be Alan Drew’s GARDENS OF WATER. The first two chapters of Alan’s fine novel set in Turkey will knock your socks off! It is exquisitely written with characters that will stay with you forever. Alan and his wife lived in Istanbul while teaching during the earthquake of 1999, so he has firsthand experience with the culture and the people. This novel is life changing. Do yourself a favor: read it.