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The Resource A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi, (overdrive ebook)

A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi, (overdrive ebook)

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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
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Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2017.
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10562456
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Khourdi trilogy
Series volume
0003
Target audience
adult
Label
A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi, (overdrive ebook)
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn989062748
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632865861
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)989062748
Label
A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi, (overdrive ebook)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn989062748
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632865861
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
009ce9e0-6550-4178-9897-f5443a4a560a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)989062748

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