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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
A mesmerizing, indelible coming-of-age story about a girl in Boston's tightly-knit Ethiopian community who falls under the spell of a charismatic hustler out to change the world 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. 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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624079
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tamirat, Nafkote
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Ethiopians
  • Ethiopians
  • Fathers and daughters
  • FICTION / General
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
1922944
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781250128508
Lccn
2017019274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250128508
  • (OCoLC)985072536
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
1922944
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781250128508
Lccn
2017019274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250128508
  • (OCoLC)985072536

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