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Nami Mun's debut novel is a series of episodes in the life of Joon, a Korean American living in the Bronx during the 1980s. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Cloyce Smith
Nami Mun takes the reader on a melancholic rollercoaster of feels. From beginning to end the book is depressing without being hopeless, and even through the tough moments the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by R. Starr
I had higher hopes for this book. I had read an exerpt for a class and while reading, I could feel the pain and emotion in each word. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Faymous
Its a sad story but the sentences are beautifully written.
Its a tragic story but also made me laugh.
Excellent writer. Can't wait her next book!
this book is great. one of the great things about it is its meter and tone, and the sort of poetic flattened first person voice of a 13 year old runaway, Joon, who quickly catches... Read morePublished 13 months ago by clarie
There's a lot to love about this book. I found Joon's (the protagonist) passivity and inability to do well for herself extremely gripping. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lisa
'Miles From Nowhere'; the title by the way is quite accurate/precise.
'Miles From Nowhere' is an effective & affecting economical journey into the life of Joon, a 13... Read more
This book depicts an authentic picture of growing up lost on the streets of NYC. I've worked with individuals with similar life stories as the character Joon and found the story to... Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by World Traveler Girl
Mun's novel is expertly written, fast paced, and explores subject matter that I haven't read about previously. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Maria Ramos