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  • ISBN: 0062951807
  • ISBN: 9780062951809
  • Physical Description: 312 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Summary, etc.: "The plan is to leave. As for how, when, to where, and even why--she doesn't know yet. So begins a journey for the twenty-four-year-old narrator of Days of Distraction. As a staff writer at a prestigious tech publication, she reports on the achievements of smug Silicon Valley billionaires and start-up bros while her own request for a raise gets bumped from manager to manager. When her long-time boyfriend, J, desides to move to a quiet upstate New York town for grad school, she sees an excuse to cut and run. Moving is meant to be a grand gesture of her commitment to J and a way to reshape her sense of self. But in the process, she finds herself facing misgivings about her role in an interracial relationship. Captivated by the stories of her ancestors and other Asian Americans in history, she must confront a question at the core of her identitiy: How do you exist in a society that does not notice or understand you?"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    *Starred Review* As one of the few women of color in her office, the narrator of Chang's stunning debut struggles to feel heard. A staff writer for a tech publication, she's often told she needs to stand out more to be noticed. Her requests for a raise remain on hold, though managers assure her that someone will take care of it. When a new executive comes in, her dissatisfaction grows as she realizes the overwhelming lack of diversity in the tech industry and the minimal efforts to correct it. Her boyfriend's decision to attend graduate school in Ithaca gives her the perfect excuse to leave and start fresh across the country. However, the move to small-town New York triggers an exploration of her identity as an Asian American, and what it means to be in an interracial relationship in a dominantly white society. Chang portrays early adulthood with elegance and an offbeat humor that complements her poignant and deeply significant observations of life as a woman of color. She explores the struggle to be free in an oppressive society with incredible insight and clear, captivating prose that set her apart as a striking new voice in literature. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Moving, Household Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Asian Americans Fiction
Interracial dating Fiction
Women journalists Fiction
Genre: Humorous fiction.
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