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A good country : a novel / Laleh Khadivi.

Khadivi, Laleh, (author.).

Available copies

  • 6 of 8 copies available at Sitka.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fernie Heritage Library.

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Fernie Heritage Library FIC KHA (Text) 35136000516303 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 12/12/2017
Bowen Island Public Library F KHA (Text) 30947000516175 New Books Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781632865847 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: 239 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Laguna Beach, California, 2009. Alireza Courdee, a fourteen-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, takes up surfing, and sneaks away to all-night raves. For the first time, Reza--now Rez--feels like an American teen. Life is smooth; even lying to his strict father comes easily. But then he changes again, falling out with the bad boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and two friends are making their way to Syria to join in the fight. Timely, nuanced, and emotionally forceful, A Good Country is a gorgeous meditation on modern life, religious radicalization, and a young man caught among vastly different worlds. What we are left with at the dramatic end is not an assessment of good or evil, east versus west, but a lingering question that applies to all souls: Does a person decide how to live, or is their life decided for them? "--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Iranian American teenagers > Fiction.
Iranian Americans > Fiction.
Extremists > Fiction.
Radicalization > Fiction.
Laguna Beach (Calif.) > Fiction.
Syria > History > Civil War, 2011- > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.

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