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The Resource A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi

A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi

Label
A good country : a novel
Title
A good country
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laleh Khadivi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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? "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khadivi, Laleh,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.H315
LC item number
G66 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iranian American teenagers
  • Iranian Americans
  • Radicalization
  • Laguna Beach (Calif.)
  • Syria
Label
A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781632865847
Lccn
2016050042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn957022423
  • 2035680
  • (OCoLC)957022423
Label
A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781632865847
Lccn
2016050042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn957022423
  • 2035680
  • (OCoLC)957022423

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