Not your typical story about an American abroad. Instead, Marcie Maxfield pulls back the curtain on the globe-trotting world of a “tagalong” wife to explore issues of marriage and compromise. Moving backward and forward—both in time and between cities and countries (Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul)—Em’s Awful Good Fortune is woven together thematically by bit and pieces of Em’s life: love, loss and betrayal.
Em’s raw, comic and authentic voice is the engine that drives this story. True to life, this a disorderly journey—one that ultimately arrives at a new understanding of self-love and the complexity of relationships.