A Cab Called Reliable: A Novel

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byPatti Kim

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An extraordinary debut and exciting new voice in multicultural fiction.

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Elegantly and humorously told" ("The New York Times Book Review") this extraordinary fiction debut tells of the trials and tribulations of a young Korean girl who takes over as the family housekeeper, after her mother leaves

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An extraordinary debut and exciting new voice in multicultural fiction.

Patti Kim was born in Pusan, Korea, in 1970 and immigrated to the United States in 1974. She was the Diane Cleaver Fellow at Ledwig House, the New York writers' colony. A Cab Called Reliable is her first novel. It won the 1997 Towson University Prize for Literature and was a nominee for the Book-of-the-Month Club's Stephen Crane Award...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 8.2 × 4.46 × 0.42 in

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ISBN - 10:0312190301

ISBN - 13:9780312190309

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Elegantly and humorously told" ("The New York Times Book Review") this extraordinary fiction debut tells of the trials and tribulations of a young Korean girl who takes over as the family housekeeper, after her mother leaves

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"Elegantly and humorously told...precise and assured storytelling." -The New York Times Book Review"Rarely does a debut novel make a reader hunger for the author's next book, but anticipation is precisely what one feels after reading A Cab Called Reliable by Patti Kim...It is the story of one young woman's attempt to span the breach between what is and what ought to be." -The New York Times Book Review"An obvious literary prodigy...remarkably accomplished." -USA Today"Affecting...memorable and moving." -Kirkus Reviews