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A Good Country

by Laleh Khadivi

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Laguna Beach, California, 2009. Alireza Courdee, a 14-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... and then to an Islamic radical who leaves America for Syria.

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Leaving High School Behind For A Dangerous Life In 'A Good Country'

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