A Cab Called Reliable (Paperback)

A Novel

By Patti Kim

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312190309, 156pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 1998

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An extraordinary debut and exciting new voice in multicultural fiction.

About the Author

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 for First Fiction. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.

Praise For A Cab Called Reliable: A Novel

“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