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Days of Distraction: A Novel



by
Alexandra Chang

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Ecco (Adult)
ISBN
9780062951809
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism; Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use; Language: Strong Language; Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
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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. 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?

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism; Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use; Language: Strong Language; Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

320

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2020

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Chinese Americans. Interracial relationships. Tech journalism. Family. Identity.

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Praise & Reviews

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Praise & Reviews

Grades 11 & Up
Adult Crossover High Plus
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For the more advanced high school reader who is ready for adult reading, our ACH Category is a great choice. With more sophisticated and challenging themes, the 12 books in ACH open up new worlds for teen readers.
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