The Resource Miles from nowhere, Nami Mun

Miles from nowhere, Nami Mun

Label
Miles from nowhere
Title
Miles from nowhere
Statement of responsibility
Nami Mun
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Joon is a 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. Deciding she's better off alone, Joon 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, to jobs selling newspapers and cosmetics, committing petty crimes, and, finally towards something resembling hope
Summary
Fleeing her 1980s Bronx family home in the wake of her unfaithful father's abandonment and her mother's mental illness, Korean teen Joon struggles through an adolescence marked by homeless shelters, addiction, and demeaning jobs
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
292298
Cataloging source
UkLcULP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mun, Nami
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Korean American teenagers
  • Teenage girls
  • Runaway teenagers
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Miles from nowhere, Nami Mun
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Ulverscroft
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
278 p. (large print)
Isbn
9781847828590
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781847828590
Label
Miles from nowhere, Nami Mun
Publication
Note
Ulverscroft
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
278 p. (large print)
Isbn
9781847828590
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781847828590

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