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Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun
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Dec 05, 10

Read from November 29 to December 05, 2010

What a stunning book. Shards of piercing agony and dark humor existing side by side in the story of Joon, a teenage Korean American runaway, and the travails of surviving and trying to understand herself, and what it means to live. I loved the crystal clear examination of a girl who isn't trying to turn her life around at any point, just trying to find the pin point where existence is a comfort for a moment. In a story of living on the streets, selling ones body, doing drugs, these experiences become facts of existence, not suffering traumas or ecstatic romanticizing, and how you find the blinks of contentment in a less than perfect life. An awesome sense of the supporting characters too, used as the whole framework of Joon's world,instead of just the support, in perfect, minimal grace notes-I'd love to read their stories also. I was sucked in by this one.

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