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The Resource A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi

A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi

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A good country : a novel
Title
A good country
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laleh Khadivi
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Author
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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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Literary form
fiction
Label
A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm84983846
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
239 pages;
Isbn
9781632865847
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016050042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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
Control code
sky2ocm84983846
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
239 pages;
Isbn
9781632865847
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016050042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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