Monday, December 08, 2008

Noontime Chat Day One: Miles From Nowhere by Nami Mun

I'm participating in my first Noontime Chat this week, started by the lovely J. Kaye of J Kaye.'s Book Blog. There are 4 of us participating in the chat this week, J. Kaye, myself, Lenore of Presenting Lenore, and Alison of Worducopia. Each day one of us with host the discussion with us all wrapping up on Friday!

Here's the schedule:
Tuesday: Right here, Pop Culture Junkie
Thursday: Worducopia
Friday: All of us!

So today head over to J. Kaye's the join in the chat! We'd love to have you!

A major new voice in fiction debuts with the electrifying and heartbreaking story of a teenage runaway on the streets of 1980s New York.

Teenage Joon is a Korean immigrant living in the Bronx of the 1980s. Her parents have crumbled under the weight of her father’s infidelity; he has left the family, and mental illness has rendered her mother nearly catatonic. So Joon, at the age of thirteen, decides she would be better off on her own, a choice that commences a harrowing and often tragic journey that exposes the painful difficulties of a life lived on the margins. Joon’s adolescent years take her from a homeless shelter to an escort club, through struggles with addiction, to jobs selling newspapers and cosmetics, committing petty crimes, and, finally, toward something resembling hope.

In raw and beautiful prose, Nami Mun delivers the story of a young woman who is at once tough and vulnerable, world-weary and naive, faced with insurmountable odds and yet fiercely determined to survive. In the process, Mun creates one of the most indelible characters in recent fiction and establishes herself as an extraordinarily talented new voice.

Brutally honest, linguistically inventive, and profoundly moving, Miles from Nowhere is a work of fiction that will haunt and inspire a generation of readers.

Miles From Nowhere will be released on December 26th!


  1. Anonymous9:04 PM

    Book Chats are fun :)
    Cool tat you are participating. The book sounds interesting :)

  2. It was definitely a fun experience!


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