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News Wed Jan 07 2009

Mun on Powell's

Powell's interviews Nami Mun, Korean author and current Chicago resident, about her debut novel Miles From Nowhere:

"This book isn't necessarily 'pleasant' to read, I guess, but I can say that it's emotionally honest, and, I hope, unflinching. I wanted to try and depict life as it is really lived by runaways, throwaways, sex workers, and addicts, and in no way did I want to beautify anything for fear of offending. But, of course, life on the streets isn't all about brutality and pain. There are funny, loving moments, too, which hopefully my readers -- whether they be booksellers, soccer moms, priests or prison guards -- will connect with."

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