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About Trayle Kulshan
"R E V O L U T I O N S" is Trayle Kulshan's first book. Her work received an honorable mention in the Pachas flash fiction contest at Foundling Review, was published in Proximity and Sukoon magazines, and she is a regular contributor at Dubai Poetics. She attended the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts for Creative Writing and has a Master's degree that has nothing to do with writing.
Trayle is from an island in the Pacific Northwest, USA and currently lives in Dubai, UAE where she ponders sustainability in the desert and gives dubious advice to Generation Z. She spent ten years as a humanitarian aid worker in Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Kenya, and Haiti. She also draws from her experiences in Russia, Egypt, and Syria.
Visit her and see a bit more of the book at www.trayle.org.
Flashes of Trayle’s childhood reveal a picturesque schoolhouse, a teepee, and a farm overshadowed by a predatory stepfather. Fast-forward to her travels, where a Siberian skeleton sets her free, only to be trapped by a smooth rapper. She transports you from a tragic marriage in Guinea marred by death and tradition to her own nuptials scheduled between meetings in Kenya to her Syrian sister-in-law’s wedding full of smoke machines.
Revolving through nine foreign countries, Trayle draws lessons from each one as she witnesses goats and water and war. Her stories link the past to the present, the common to the bizarre, and the imagined to reality. In piercing (and sometimes uncomfortable) detail, she offers surprising ways of experiencing the world while exposing her own shame and renewal.
Trayle Kulshan spent ten years as a humanitarian aid worker in Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Kenya, and Haiti. She also draws from her experiences in Russia, Egypt, and Syria. Trayle currently resides in Dubai, where she ponders sustainability in the desert and gives dubious advice to Generation Z.
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