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Miles from Nowhere (Digital Audiobook)

By Nami Mun, Ali Ahn (Narrator)

Publication Date: July 31, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/26/2009)
Paperback (9/1/2009)
Hardcover (12/26/2008)

January 2009 Indie Next List

“It's New York in the '80s, and Joon is a teenage Korean immigrant living in the Bronx who is now on the run. Rarely does a first novel blaze across our dark night with the brilliance and fury of lightning -- but Mun's Miles From Nowhere is just that electric. A debut to cheer.”
— Nick Petrulakis, Books Inc., Alameda, CA
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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. Joon's years on the streets take her from a homeless shelter to an escort club, through struggles with addiction, committing petty crime, and, finally, towards something resembling hope.