Days of distraction : a novel

Title
Days of distraction : a novel

Author
Chang, Alexandra, 1988- author.

ISBN
9780062951809

Edition
1st ed.

Physical Description
312 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject Term
Women journalists -- Fiction.
 
Interracial dating -- Fiction.
 
Asian Americans -- Fiction.
 
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
 
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
 
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.

Genre
Bildungsromans.
 
Humorous fiction.

Summary
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? --


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