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The Foremost Good Fortune

The Foremost Good Fortune

Author(s): Susan Conley

Location(s): Beijing (Peking)

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 2007



American writer Susan Conley moves to Beijing with her husband and two young sons. A few months later she receives the diagnosis of breast cancer.The book is set against the fascinating backdrop of modern China, and offers up insight into motherhood and illness in a foreign land.

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“The Foremost Good Fortune is a beautiful story of womanhood, motherhood, travel and loss, written by an author of rare and radiant grace.” (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.) Susan nails the incidental...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021