Kristin Louise Duncombe Trailing: A Memoir

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Trailing: A Memoir

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Something unexpected occurs when Kristin Louise Duncombe moves to New Orleans to begin her adult life as a psychotherapist: She falls madly in love with a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor, abandons all of her plans, and follows him on a medical mission to East Africa. Faced with the dual culture shock of Kenya and life with the MSF team, Kristin struggles to craft a new existence in a context of mishap, witchcraft, and the life or death stakes of the MSF world. Just when she has managed to establish a life for herself in Nairobi, a violent carjacking catapults her into a state of acute post-traumatic stress, and her life thereafter devolves into a world of intense anxiety that permeates every aspect of her existence. Forced to examine questions about her relationship, career, and personal identity, she struggles to save her marriage while facing the most difficult fight of her life: saving herself.Duncombe's debut, as humorous as it is harrowing, provides an insider's view of an MSF marriage and the humanitarian crisis in East Africa. Probing deeply into her tumultuous search for identity, she captures the essence of the experience with extraordinary authenticity and honesty. An altogether life-altering journey to the core of the human soul, Trailing: A Memoir is a compulsive page-turner, as fascinating as it is life affirming.

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Kristin Louise Duncombe is an American psychotherapist and writer who has lived in Europe since 2001. Having grown up overseas as the child of a US diplomat, and having lived internationally most of her adult life, she has based her career on working with international and expatriate families. She has twenty years of experience in the United States, East Africa, and Europe.

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"Trailing is a wonderfully realized memoir about a woman's struggle to obtain a stronger sense of self, save her marriage and her family, but more than anything, to save herself. Duncombe's language is raw, poetic and stunningly paced. This book is a must read."--Indie Reader Reviews

"A mesmerizing memoir. Duncombe lets us in on her very profound journey of personal growth, in fascinating circumstances fraught with danger and frustration. I love the way that she let us see her struggles, without coming across as a victim. Instead, she bravely reveals her own flaws while sharing the beauty, drama, camaraderie, and risks inherent in her time spent in Africa as a trailing spouse." - Candace Walsh, author of Licking the Spoon and Dear John I Love Jane

"Few books offer so revealing a glimpse into the life of an American wife in Africa, where staying alive mentally and intellectually can be just as important as physical survival."-John Baxter, author of We'll Always Have Paris and An Immoveable Feast

VOTED ONE OF THE BEST INDIE BOOKS OF 2013!--Indie Reader Discovery Awards

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