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Everything sad is untrue : (a true story)  Cover Image Book Book

Everything sad is untrue : (a true story)

Nayeri, Daniel (author.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 1646140001
  • ISBN: 9781646140008
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 22 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Levine Querido, [2020]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 3 / 5.0

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Summary, etc.: "At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls "Daniel") stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much. But Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment he, his mother, and sister fled Iran in the middle of the night, stretching all the way back to family tales set in the jasmine-scented city of Isfahan, the palaces of semi-ancient kings, and even the land of stories. We bounce between a school bus of kids armed with paper clip missiles and spitballs, to the heroines and heroes of Khosrou's family's past, who ate pastries that made them weep, and touched carpets woven with precious gems. Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, author Daniel Nayeri weaves a tale of Khosrou trying to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story). It is Daniel's."--
Subject: Middle school boys Oklahoma Fiction
Immigrants Iran Fiction
Iranian American teenagers Oklahoma Fiction
Families Iran Fiction
Truthfulness and falsehood Fiction
Nayeri, Daniel Fiction
Iranian Americans Oklahoma Fiction
Refugees Iran Fiction
Refugees Oklahoma Fiction
Mothers and sons Fiction
Storytelling Fiction
Family life Iran Fiction
Middle schools Fiction
Oklahoma Fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Biographical / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
Families
Immigrants
Iranian American teenagers
Middle school boys
Truthfulness and falsehood
Iran
Oklahoma
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Young adult works.
Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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  • 42 / 56 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 1 / 3 copies available at Athens Regional Library System (Show)
  • 0 / 1 copies available at Athens-Clarke County Library

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  • 2 current holds
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