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DYING IN DUBAI is a memoir of love, loss, reckoning, and renewal, set against the backdrop of a Rodeo Drive-on-Mars desert city. It tells of the sudden death of Roselee Blooston’s beloved husband, Jerry, and how her fifteen day journey through a profoundly disorienting environment, and the inner journey over the next thirteen months through the equally foreign terrain of g DYING IN DUBAI is a memoir of love, loss, reckoning, and renewal, set against the backdrop of a Rodeo Drive-on-Mars desert city. It tells of the sudden death of Roselee Blooston’s beloved husband, Jerry, and how her fifteen day journey through a profoundly disorienting environment, and the inner journey over the next thirteen months through the equally foreign terrain of grief, force her to face wrenching questions about his behavior there. As she free-falls through the city’s frightening underbelly with its ubiquitous police stations, gender-segregated waiting rooms, arbitrary Sharia laws, and an opaque bureaucracy that prevents her from immediately bringing his body home, the Middle East becomes the catalyst for a life-altering confrontation with her partner, her marriage, and ultimately, with herself. DYING IN DUBAI shows the reader that no matter the uncertainties, it is possible to transcend heartbreak, and to move forward with joy.


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DYING IN DUBAI is a memoir of love, loss, reckoning, and renewal, set against the backdrop of a Rodeo Drive-on-Mars desert city. It tells of the sudden death of Roselee Blooston’s beloved husband, Jerry, and how her fifteen day journey through a profoundly disorienting environment, and the inner journey over the next thirteen months through the equally foreign terrain of g DYING IN DUBAI is a memoir of love, loss, reckoning, and renewal, set against the backdrop of a Rodeo Drive-on-Mars desert city. It tells of the sudden death of Roselee Blooston’s beloved husband, Jerry, and how her fifteen day journey through a profoundly disorienting environment, and the inner journey over the next thirteen months through the equally foreign terrain of grief, force her to face wrenching questions about his behavior there. As she free-falls through the city’s frightening underbelly with its ubiquitous police stations, gender-segregated waiting rooms, arbitrary Sharia laws, and an opaque bureaucracy that prevents her from immediately bringing his body home, the Middle East becomes the catalyst for a life-altering confrontation with her partner, her marriage, and ultimately, with herself. DYING IN DUBAI shows the reader that no matter the uncertainties, it is possible to transcend heartbreak, and to move forward with joy.

36 review for Dying in Dubai: A Memoir of Marriage, Mourning, and the Middle East

  1. 5 out of 5

    J Verne

    Beautiful, lyrical writing. A must read for anyone grieving, but really for anyone interested in stories about families or marriages.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    An incredible journey through the darkest of days, a rich love story, and the real life in between. Heartfelt and heart wrenching, it was an honor to join in the journey.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Philip B.

    This is more than a memoir. The story is gripping. A vulnerable Jewish woman summoned to her dying husband, alone in an alien male-centric, not Kosher for Passover, hostile place having to navigate a bureaucracy and a mountain of paperwork to get the cherished beloved body released is straight out of Kafka if Kafka had studied Sharia Law. She is dropped into a deep hole Roselee Blooston was a writer before these tragic true events. And it shows. The writing is honest. And honest writing means that This is more than a memoir. The story is gripping. A vulnerable Jewish woman summoned to her dying husband, alone in an alien male-centric, not Kosher for Passover, hostile place having to navigate a bureaucracy and a mountain of paperwork to get the cherished beloved body released is straight out of Kafka if Kafka had studied Sharia Law. She is dropped into a deep hole Roselee Blooston was a writer before these tragic true events. And it shows. The writing is honest. And honest writing means that she is a fearless writer. It shows. She ultimately climbs up out of the deep hole. The memoir is the ladder Making art can fix things. Brava, Roselee.

  4. 5 out of 5

    michael wright

    Well Worth a Read Being the wife of a traveling husband gave me an interest in this book. I found it very well written and interesting. It was so easy to identify with the writer and her insecurities.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Chirlin

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    Andrea Bozarth

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    Tim

  8. 5 out of 5

    margaret mcquarrie

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    Beth

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    Shahid Nawaz

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    Gail Goodman

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    Marvin Bridle

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    Jordan Moss

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    Raymonde

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kelly LaCrosse

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    Roselee Blooston

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    Patricia Gullick

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    Margaret E Young

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    Jennie

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    Betty Thoma

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    Debbie

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    Martha

  35. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

  36. 5 out of 5

    Karen

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