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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? "--
Member of
Summary
Alireeza Courdee, son of Iranian immigrants, changes from a typical American teenager to a political radical, making his way to Syria with two of his friends, and is soon faced with the harsh reality of his choice
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2017.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562456
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/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Khourdi trilogy
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Iranian American teenagers
  • Iranian Americans
  • Radicalization
  • Laguna Beach (Calif.)
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
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
Control code
21077849
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781632865847
Lccn
2016050042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957022423
  • (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
Control code
21077849
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781632865847
Lccn
2016050042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn957022423
  • (OCoLC)957022423

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