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Days of Distraction: A Novel (Paperback)

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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.

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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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ISBN 9780062951793
Length (cm) 14.0000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 20.0000
Publisher Ecco Press
Publication Date Feb 16, 2021
Pages (number) 320
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Author Alexandra Chang
Signed No
Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

“Chang’s humorous, timely observations on race, technology, and relationships lend immediacy to the narrator’s chronicle of self-awareness. [Days of Distraction] introduces a formidably talented writer.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A coming-of-age tale for the 21st century… The narrator's meditations on themes like racism, capitalism, the role of technology in our lives, and complicated family relationships are simultaneously uniquely insightful and accessible to anyone who has grappled with these issues themselves. Beautifully crafted and deeply thoughtful.” -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"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." -Booklist (starred review)

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