A Good Country

Binding: Hardback
Pages: 256
Pub Date: 29/06/2017
ISBN: 9781408876008
Availability: In Stock
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While Californian teenager Rez spends his days surfing and his nights partying, his future looks bright, thanks to his good grades and wealthy Iranian parents. However, when Islamic extremists strike on his doorstep, the life Rez once knew is altered forever in this scarily believable fictional tale. If you’re searching for an up-to-date Reluctant Fundamentalist with knockout writing and unforgettable characters, look no further. You’ll be gripped by the path Rez follows and the choices he makes along the way.

Recommended by Tony O’Neill, Dubray Blackrock

The powerful, moving story of a California teenager from an immigrant family who, finding himself in an increasingly hostile world, is turned from a carefree surfer's life towards a culture of fear and fanaticism Laguna Beach, California, 2010. Alireza Courdee, a fourteen-year-old, straight-A student, takes his first hit of pot. In that moment, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, starts surfing, cuts classes and lies to his father. For the first time, Reza - now Rez - feels like an all-American teen. Then a terror incident shocks the nation. As fears escalate, his newfound friends withdraw and Rez becomes increasingly isolated, an object of suspicion because of his name and skin colour. Now he can only relate to Arash, a fellow Muslim student, and beautiful Fatima, who starts wearing a hijab and going to the local mosque. Little by little, Reza is drawn into a troubling new world...

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