Thursday, March 5, 2009
Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun
I'm still not too sure what to think about this adult novel. It's a gritty tale of a young Korean-American girl who runs away from home. Her mom goes crazy when her dad leaves, and, wow, what a choice to run away from home! Homeless in New York City isn't fun. It's the 1980s and homeless means heroin, abandoned apartment buildings, and other illegal activities to earn money. Her life stinks. And therefore she thinks about suicide, abortion, and other depressing things quite often. When I finished this, I wondered why I did. I mean, I had to read it to see how it ended. Mun is a great writer, but Joon's life is so embarrassing and difficult to read, that it's hard to life the book.