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The Resource A Good Country, Laleh Khadivi, (electronic resource)

A Good Country, Laleh Khadivi, (electronic resource)

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A Good Country
Title
A Good Country
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Laleh Khadivi
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eng
Summary
A timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California—about where identity truly lies, and how we find it. Laguna Beach, California, 2010. 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 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?
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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
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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2017.
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10562456
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Khadivi, Laleh
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813.6
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no index present
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fiction
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Khourdi trilogy
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0003
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  • Fiction
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adult
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A Good Country, Laleh Khadivi, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9781632865861
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009ce9e0-6550-4178-9897-f5443a4a560a
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
A Good Country, Laleh Khadivi, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632865861
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
009ce9e0-6550-4178-9897-f5443a4a560a
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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