Listen Nami Mun reads from Miles from Nowhere
Listen Nami Mun tells MPR's Euan Kerr about the links between her life and Miles from Nowhere
Listen Nami Mun talks about characters, empathy, and the future
Listen Nami Mun goes Miles from Nowhere
Writer Nami Mun's new novel "Miles from Nowhere," tells the heart rending tale of Joon, a Korean girl who runs away from her family to live on the streets of New York.
At age 13 she is immersed in a world riddled with crime and drugs.
Mun, who emigrated from Korea to the U.S. as a girl, also ran away from her family as a teenager. She says the story isn't autobiographical, but it captures the emotions she experienced.
She told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr about the time she got a job selling jewelry on the street. She went into the kitchen of a Chinese restaurant to try to sell something to the cooks.