Days of distraction : a novel

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New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020].
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312 pages ; 22 cm
Incline Village Library - Adult Fiction  1 available


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"Startlingly original and deeply moving.... Chang here establishes herself as one of the most important of the new generation of American writers." - George Saunders. A Recommended Book From Buzzfeed * USA Today * New York Magazine * O, the Oprah Magazine * Parade * Electric Literature * The Millions * San Antonio Express-News * Domino. A wry, tender portrait of a young woman-finally free to decide her own path, but unsure if she knows herself well enough to choose wisely-from a captivating new literary voice. 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. And when her longtime 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 supposed 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: What does it mean to exist in a society that does not notice or understand you? Equal parts tender and humorous, and told in spare but powerful prose, Days of Distraction is an offbeat coming-of-adulthood tale, a touching family story, and a razor-sharp appraisal of our times.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chang, A. (2020). Days of distraction: a novel (First edition.). Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chang, Alexandra, 1988-. 2020. Days of Distraction: A Novel. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chang, Alexandra, 1988-. Days of Distraction: A Novel New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chang, Alexandra. Days of Distraction: A Novel First edition., Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020.

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