Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun audiobook

Miles from Nowhere

By Nami Mun
Read by Ali Ahn

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664497566

  • ISBN: 9781664605398

Runtime: 6.35 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2009 Orange Award for New Writers Finalist

Recipient of a 2009 Whiting Writers Award

Winner of the 2009 Pushcart Prize

A 2009 Booklist Top 10 Novel

A Booklist Editors’ Choice

Miles from Nowhere is the stunning debut novel from Pushcart Prize-winning author Nami Mun. Growing up in the Bronx during the '80s, Korean immigrant teen Joon is forced out on her own as her family crumbles around her. From there Joon comes of age on the streets of New York, balancing on a tightrope between living and surviving while displaying equal measures of street smarts and naivete. Over time, Joon comes to understand herself and her place in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Emotionally upending…Mun relays it all with a jarring honesty that makes the book...impossible to forget.” Boston Globe
“Gritty, riveting…Filled with soft and lovely descriptive touches…[Mun] zip[s] back and forth between despair and joy, between degradation and exhilaration.” Chicago Tribune
“Heartbreaking…We follow teenage runaway Joon as she navigates dark New York streets, and ultimately finds hope and the will to survive.” Glamour
“[A] searing debut…[Mun] writes with lovely precision, lending a hallucinatory beauty to the bleak world she has created.” People (four stars, “Pick of the Week”)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Nami Mun

Author Bio: Nami Mun

Nami Mun was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up there and in Bronx, New York. She has worked as an Avon Lady, an activities coordinator for a nursing home, a photojournalist, and a criminal investigator. After earning her GED, she graduated from UC Berkeley and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. A recipient of a Pushcart Prize, she has published in numerous journals including the 2007 Pushcart Prize anthology, Iowa Review, Tin House, Evergreen Review, Witness, and other journals. She currently lives in Chicago.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English