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Length: 256 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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About the Author

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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** 'Miles from Nowhere is a starkly beautiful book, shot through with grace and lit by an off-hand street poetry. Nami Mun takes a cast of junkies and runaways and brings them fiercely and frankly to life. It's a measure of the artistry of the work that even in their grimmest, darkest moments, rather than being repelled by these characters, we want to stay beside them, as if to care for them, or at least to bear witness to their lives, Peter Ho Davies, author of THE WELSH GIRL

** 'Nami Mun is easily one of the most important new talents in American fiction. The first time I read her work, I thought two things: one, that I knew these characters, people I'd always seen but had never heard from, stories I always knew were there bu, Alexander Chee, author of EDINBURGH

Scams, violence and sudden friendships of street life in New York City.... Nami Mun's debut is suspenseful, funny, painful and poetic, Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002TZ3DGW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Virago; Digital original edition (15 January 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 448 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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