Korean American Books

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.

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