THE PARKING LOT ATTENDANT

A Novel

Nafkote Tamirat

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

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“A fine addition to immigrant literature that also manages to become a page-turning thriller that brings to mind such masterpieces as Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker.”
—Gary Shteyngart

“Nafkote Tamirat is a blazing new talent. The Parking Lot Attendant reads like David Mitchell and Graham Greene decided to collaborate on a novel. Wild and witty, funny and rueful this is the enviable debut of a spectacular artist.”
—Victor LaValle

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