Summaries and reviews of fiction and nonfiction books by Korean American authors,
books about Korean Americans and Korea, and Korean literature in English translation,
including some academic works and a sampling on the Korean War
Thursday, February 4, 2010
A Cab Called Reliable, by Patti Kim
Sensitive coming-of-age novel of a Korean American girl in a divorced immigrant family setting with alcoholic father, submerged mother. Beautifully written, powerful imagery. Stirring evocation of the helpless yearning of youth. Published 1997.