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The daughter of overseas missionaries, twenty-six-year-old Nicci Bradford must confront her life and her future in the United States. To help her, she has philosophy and insight from classic kung-fu movies starring Jackie Chan. Although she feels a strong connection with a rootless wanderer named Ethan, who works at a nearby Boston coffee shop, Nicci finds herself being sucked into the shallow world of "proper" and "normal" in US society. In the end, she is faced with a fork in the road: to go along and become the proper all-American woman with the beige house on the cul-de-sac or to break free and follow her dreams.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   grandpa/ma Pearls of wisdom from homeless?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia    -   China

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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