U.S. Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan‘s fatal battle with the disease will be explored in a memoir by Duncan’s fiancee, Louise Troh.
Troh is set to write a book about her journey from Liberia to the U.S. and how her and Duncan’s decades-long romance ended with Duncan’s death. Weinstein Books, The Weinstein Company’s publishing joint venture with Perseus Books Group, will publish the still-untitled memoir on April 28, 2015.
“The love of my life and the father of my son came to America to marry me,” Troh said in a statement. “It was supposed to be the first happy day of a new life of joy for us all. But before we could make our new family, he died a terrible death in a quarantined room…I am writing this book to tell people about Eric, about our love story, about our family, and about my faith that has been tested but not broken.”
The memoir is set to be Troh’s first public account of her experience. Duncan became the first man diagnosed with the Ebola virus on U.S. soil in September. He died on Oct. 8. – The Hollywood Reporter