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A good country : a novel

Author: Laleh Khadivi; Assaf Cohen
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, 2017. [2017]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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A timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California--about where identity truly lies, and how we find itLaguna 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Fiction
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Khadivi, Laleh.
Good country.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, [2017]
(OCoLC)965542240
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Laleh Khadivi; Assaf Cohen
ISBN: 9781470862145 147086214X
OCLC Number: 989975369
Performer(s): Read by Assaf Cohen.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8 hr., 58 min., 24 sec.))
Responsibility: Laleh Khadivi.

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A timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California--about where identity truly lies, and how we find itLaguna 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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