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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,397 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nami Mun Narrator: Ali Ahn Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Miles from Nowhere is the stunning debut novel from Pushcart Prize–winning author Nami Mun. Growing up in the Bronx during the ’80s, Korean immigrant teen Joon is forced out on her own as her family crumbles around her. From there Joon comes of age on the streets of New York, balancing on a tightrope between living and surviving while displaying equal measures of street smarts and naivete. Over time, Joon comes to understand herself and her place in the world. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Emotionally upending…Mun relays it all with a jarring honesty that makes the book...impossible to forget.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Gritty, riveting…Filled with soft and lovely descriptive touches…[Mun] zip[s] back and forth between despair and joy, between degradation and exhilaration.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Heartbreaking…We follow teenage runaway Joon as she navigates dark New York streets, and ultimately finds hope and the will to survive.”


  • “[A] searing debut…[Mun] writes with lovely precision, lending a hallucinatory beauty to the bleak world she has created.”

    People (four stars, “Pick of the Week”)

  • A 2009 Booklist Top 10 Novel
  • A 2009 Orange Award for New Writers Finalist
  • A Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • Recipient of a 2009 Whiting Writers Award
  • Winner of the 2009 Pushcart Prize

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jami | 1/16/2014

    " This book was pretty good. It definitely confirmed that I do not ever want to live on the street. All that hopelessness..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 1/7/2014

    " A fast read, somewhat stark, again the scenes and imagery are all too familiar, having lived in NY during the 80's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tessa | 1/2/2014

    " Miles from Nowhere is a stark, startling account of a teenage runaway. This unflinching account of what happens to one unhappy and damaged teen as she tries to come to terms with her family history is an interesting and disturbing tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aileen | 12/26/2013

    " it was a quick read......interesting story.....but I don't think the author finished the story very well. "

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About the Author
Author Nami Mun

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.