Unpack– A Guide to Life as an Expat Spouse, is an invaluable, easy-to-read guide to answer the most common dilemmas an expat spouse faces. The authors wrote it to make the transition to expat life that little bit easier and to help avoid common first-time mistakes.
Abandoned at the age of three, Hortensia is raised by three peasants to serve the greater good of others. As Hortensia matures, losing her naivety and innocence, she realises her role in the game plan and fears for her unborn son. Her intention to provide her son with a secure future fails. She breaks her one promise – she gives him up. In return, she gains a girl who she raises as her own. When life starts to go as planned, her son’s biological father, a past lover and a man desperate to make her his lover, threatens all she has striven for. To save her children, herself and the valley’s livelihood, Hortensia must make the biggest sacrifice of all.
“This book is an incredibly extensive account of personal and theoretical content that helps families acknowledge and share the many strengths associated with their complicated international lifestyle. I love that Mariam gives us this term ‘mola’ to talk about all that it entails, and this book really is for EVERYONE with countless examples that will allow everyone to ‘see themselves’ in what’s written. The insights and the reflection activities will be welcomed by parents who are looking for ways they can support their kids in the midst of relocation. Mariam has positioned herself right there amongst some of the top experts in the field with this work.”