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The Resource The Parking Lot Attendant, Nafkote Tamirat, (electronic resource)

The Parking Lot Attendant, Nafkote Tamirat, (electronic resource)

Label
The Parking Lot Attendant
Title
The Parking Lot Attendant
Statement of responsibility
Nafkote Tamirat
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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
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Tamirat, Nafkote
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
Label
The Parking Lot Attendant, Nafkote Tamirat, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250128515
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
73F3E190-DEB8-4D21-AEE3-7EFF34EF4C24
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Label
The Parking Lot Attendant, Nafkote Tamirat, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250128515
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
73F3E190-DEB8-4D21-AEE3-7EFF34EF4C24
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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