I’m Tracy Slater, a writer caught between Boston (my home) and Japan (my beloved’s). Once upon a time, I founded the award-winning, global literary series Four Stories.
In 2005, within a matter of months, I went from being a highly independent woman in Boston with a Ph.D., a job teaching writing to graduate students, and a great circle of like-minded friends, to a woman who couldn’t read, write, have a conversation with the neighbors, drive a car, or go to the bank myself.
In other words, I became a foreign wife in Japan: a gaijin shufu (literally, an “outside-country-person housewife”).
Here‘s how that happened.
(For more, see www.tracyslater.com)