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Joon is a young Korean immigrant living in the Bronx of the 1980s. Her parents have crumbled under the weight of her father's infidelity and mental illness has rendered her mother nearly catatonic.

So Joon, at the age of 13, decides she's better off on her own and sets out on a harrowing and sometimes tragic journey, exposing herself to all the pain and difficulty of a life lived on the margins.

Joon's years on the streets take her from a homeless shelter to an escort club, through struggles with addiction, committing petty crime, and, finally, towards something resembling hope.

©2009 Nami Mun (P)2009 Recorded Books LLC

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Great narrator, storyline was so so

Narrator did an amazing job. I don't know what to think about the story - on one hand it was gripping and I wanted to find out what's next, on the other, it was disjointed and I could not sympathise with the character. The book's biggest merit lies in coming to terms with the realities of life on the streets for a young girl, which are truly heartbreaking.