Journalist Audrey Edwards swore she would leave America if Donald Trump was elected president. He was. And she did. Bolting for Paris.


In this rich collection of essays, cultural and political commentary, and personal “race stories,” an African American runaway of a certain age and wiseass perspective takes aim at America in its twilight—the Donald Trump years. And rediscovers as a self-liberated woman the magic that has always been Paris.

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“The journalist Audrey Edwards has an amazing new collection of essays about her experiences as an expat." 

—Jennifer Finney Boylan, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times 

“The tone and deftness of the writing in American Runaway is wonderful—knowing and authoritative, yet also funny and vulnerable and accessible.”

—Nick Chiles, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist