A good country : a novel
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New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.
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Book
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239 pages ; 25 cm.
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English
ISBN
9781632865847, 163286584X

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"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? "--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Khadivi, L. (2017). A good country: a novel . Bloomsbury USA.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Khadivi, Laleh. 2017. A Good Country: A Novel. New York, NY: Bloomsbury USA.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Khadivi, Laleh. A Good Country: A Novel New York, NY: Bloomsbury USA, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Khadivi, Laleh. A Good Country: A Novel Bloomsbury USA, 2017.

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