The Resource The parking lot attendant : a novel, Nafkote Tamirat

The parking lot attendant : a novel, Nafkote Tamirat

Label
The parking lot attendant : a novel
Title
The parking lot attendant
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nafkote Tamirat
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story begins on an undisclosed island where the unnamed narrator and her father are the two newest and least liked members of a commune that has taken up residence there. Though the commune was built on utopian principles, it quickly becomes clear that life here is not as harmonious as the founders intended. After immersing us in life on the island, our young heroine takes us back to Boston to recount the events that brought her here. Though she and her father belong to a wide Ethiopian network in the city, they mostly keep to themselves, which is how her father prefers it. This detached existence only makes Ayale’s arrival on the scene more intoxicating. The unofficial king of Boston’s Ethiopian community, Ayale is a born hustler—when he turns his attention to the narrator, she feels seen for the first time. Ostensibly a parking lot attendant, Ayale soon proves to have other projects in the works, which the narrator becomes more and more entangled in to her father’s growing dismay. By the time the scope of Ayale’s schemes—and their repercussions—become apparent, our narrator has unwittingly become complicit in something much bigger and darker than she ever imagined. A haunting story of fatherhood, national identity, and what it means to be an immigrant in America today, Nafkote Tamirat's The Parking Lot Attendant explores how who we love, the choices we make, and the places we’re from combine to make us who we are."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tamirat, Nafkote
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.A67
LC item number
P37 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Ethiopians
  • Teenage girls
  • Ethiopians
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Teenage girls
Label
The parking lot attendant : a novel, Nafkote Tamirat
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1085152126
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781250250285
Lccn
on1085152126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085152126
Label
The parking lot attendant : a novel, Nafkote Tamirat
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1085152126
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781250250285
Lccn
on1085152126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085152126

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