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A good country, Laleh Khadivi

Label
A good country
Title
A good country
Statement of responsibility
Laleh Khadivi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Laguna Beach, California, 2010. Alireza Courdee, a fourteen-year-old, straight-A student, takes his first hit of pot. In that moment, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, starts surfing, cuts classes and lies to his father. For the first time, Reza - now Rez - feels like an all-American teen. Then a terror incident shocks the nation. As fears escalate, his newfound friends withdraw and Rez becomes increasingly isolated, an object of suspicion because of his name and skin colour. Now he can only relate to Arash, a fellow Muslim student, and beautiful Fatima, who starts wearing a hijab and going to the local mosque. Little by little, Reza is drawn into a troubling new world. Delicately capturing a young man's alienation and search for identity, this novel is an unforgettable modern coming-of-age story. Insightful, nuanced and emotionally forceful, this book is also a powerful portrait of the ways in which international events reverberate across the globe, damaging distant lives
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Khadivi, Laleh
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Iranian American teenagers
  • Muslim teenagers
  • Racism
  • Radicalization
  • Laguna Beach (Calif.)
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
Label
A good country, Laleh Khadivi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
p225983731
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781408876008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
A good country, Laleh Khadivi
Publication
Copyright
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
p225983731
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781408876008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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