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Miles from Nowhere
Joon is a young Korean immigrant living in the Bronx of the 1980s,
Her parents have crumbled under the weight of her father's infidelity and mental illness has rendered her mother nearly catatonic. So Joon, at the age of thirteen, decides she's better off on her own and sets out on a harrowing and sometimes tragic journey, exposing herself to all the pain and difficulty of a life lived on the margins.
"Miles from Nowhere is a starkly beautifu book, shot through with grace and lit by an off-hand street poetry. Nami Mun takes a cast of junkies and runaways and brings them fiercely and frankly to life. It's a measure of the artistry of the work that even in their grimmest, darkest moments, rather than being repelled by these characters, we want to stay beside them, as if to care for them, or at least to bear witness to their lives."
"Suspenseful, funny, painful and poetic."
ISBN 13: 9781844085446 | ISBN 10: 1844085449
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