Em's Awful Good Fortune: A Novel

Em's Awful Good Fortune: A Novel

by Marcie Maxfield
Em's Awful Good Fortune: A Novel

Em's Awful Good Fortune: A Novel

by Marcie Maxfield


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Em’s Awful Good Fortune takes its reader across the world and deep into the heart of its trapped, privileged, suffering, and, ultimately, invincible narrator.”
—Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Set against the backdrop of the expat lifestyle, Em’s Awful Good Fortune is about marriage—love and family, work and compromise, betrayal and heartbreak, resentment and resolution. Weaving back and forth in time and between cities and countries, Em’s booming voice—fierce, funny, and relatable—is the engine that drives this story. Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Detroit, Los Angeles and Seoul—Em stomps her way around the world on the personal journey to reimagine and reclaim her voice. True to life, this is a disorderly journey—one that ultimately leads to a new understanding of partnership and the complexity of relationships.

For lovers of books by Jennifer Egan, Sally Rooney, and Elizabeth Strout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647421427
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 08/03/2021
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,157,309
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marcie Maxfield’s voice is fierce, authentic, and personal. Her debut novel, Em’s Awful Good Fortune, is based on her experiences living overseas as a tagalong wife. Her play Girls Together Always—a collection of coming-of-age stories about “growing up girl”—won the ENCORE! Producer’s Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Maxfield lives in Los Angeles, where she is a teen mentor and teaches writing for a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls through creativity. She is married with two kids, a French bulldog, and two rescue cats named Hunky and Dory. They live in Los Angeles, CA.
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