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Days of Distraction

Chang, Alexandra, 1988- Book - 2020 Fiction / Chang, Alexandra, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Chang, Alexandra None on shelf 5 requests on 2 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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"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, decides 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 identity: How do you exist in a society that does not notice or understand you?"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: 312 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780062951809
0062951807

SUBJECTS
Women journalists -- Fiction.
Interracial dating -- Fiction.
Asian Americans -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Humorous fiction.