The Parking Lot Attendant

The Parking Lot Attendant

by Nafkote Tamirat


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ISBN-13: 9781250128508
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 226,109
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 14.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nafkote Tamirat is a native of Boston. She holds an MFA from Columbia University. Her short stories have appeared in Birkensnake, The Anemone Sidecar, and Best Paris Stories. The Parking Lot Attendant is her first novel.

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The Parking Lot Attendant 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MaggieTiede More than 1 year ago
The Parking Lot Attendant is so drenched in postmodernist style that the actual story drowns beneath the weight. The novel opens on a ginger-scented island known only as B—; the conceit is that an unnamed narrator, an Ethiopian American teenager from Boston, is slowly recounting the mysterious and terrible events that drove her and her father to the island. If you adore the dark humor and twists and turns of writers like Kurt Vonnegut, Louise Erdrich, and Zadie Smith, you might find a lot to love here–or, like me, you might love those authors and still be left cold. Something about this book feels hollow, and while I love its stylish prose and enormous ambition, reading it was a chore and I can’t say I recommend the experience.