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The Resource A good country, Laleh Khadivi

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
The powerful, moving story of a California teenager from an immigrant family who, finding himself in an increasingly hostile world, is turned from a carefree surfer's life towards a culture of fear and fanaticism. 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
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562456
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khadivi, Laleh
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Khourdi trilogy
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslim teenagers
  • Coming of age
  • Teenagers
  • Racism
  • Iranian Americans
  • Radicalization
  • Iranian American teenagers
  • 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
000060392550
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781408876008
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)992792173
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
000060392550
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781408876008
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)992792173

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