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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
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 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?
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Khadivi, Laleh
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3611.H315
LC item number
G66 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Assaf Cohen
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1972-
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Cohen, Assaf
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  • American fiction
  • Iranian American teenagers
  • Muslim teenagers
  • Children of immigrants
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Extremists
  • Radicalization
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Laguna Beach (Calif.)
  • Syria
Target audience
adolescent
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (9 hr.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470862107
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Level of compression
lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
ZMc6gl
System control number
  • ocn965542241
  • (OCoLC)965542241
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3 playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A good country : a novel, Laleh Khadivi
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (9 hr.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470862107
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Level of compression
lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
ZMc6gl
System control number
  • ocn965542241
  • (OCoLC)965542241
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3 playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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