Struggling to make sense of his life in America, prepubescent immigrant Samuel Chu grapples with the mysteries of learning a language, navigates the urban streets of Los Angeles on a pair of roller skates in the dubious company of ghostly strangers, and finds himself at odds with his young mother when it comes to her unrealistic expectations about who he should be. An affectionate chronicle of one boy's formative months in a new country, Everything Beautiful is Far Away is also an intimate portrait of the complicated relationship between a mother and her only child.
"Funny, poetic, often surreal, and beautifully written... A subtle, modern metaphorical retelling of Siddhartha's journey beyond the palace and out into the world."
- Lin Bo-Hua, A Year of a Thousand Cranes
Used availability for Mitch Cullin's Everything Beautiful Is Far Away
December 2014 : USA Paperback
December 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition