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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, 2011. Reza Courdee, a sixteen-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 parents 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 his girlfriend are making their way to Syria to be part of a Muslim nation rising from the ashes of the civil war. 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 modern souls: Do we decide how to live, or is our life decided for us?"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khadivi, Laleh
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Syria : 2011-)
  • Iranian American teenagers
  • Iranian Americans
  • Radicalization
  • Laguna Beach (Calif.)
  • Syria
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Bildungsromans
  • Iranian American teenagers
  • Iranian Americans
  • Radicalization
  • California
  • 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
Control code
ocn957022423
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781632865847
Lccn
2016050042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027281384
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
ocn957022423
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781632865847
Lccn
2016050042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027281384

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