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When Skateboards Will Be Free

My Reluctant Political Childhood

Penguin Books Ltd,
E-Book ( EPUB mit Adobe DRM )
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Kurzbeschreibung

The revolution is not only inevitable, it is imminent. It is not only imminent, it is quite imminent. And when the time comes, my father will lead it. Sa d Sayrafiezadeh's Iranian-born father and American Jewish mother had one thing in common: their unshakable conviction that the workers' revolution was coming. Separated since their son was nine months old, they each pursued a dream of the perfect socialist society. Bouncing with his mother between makeshift Pittsburgh apartments, falling asleep at party meetings, longing for the luxuries he's taught to despise, Sa d waits for the revolution that never, ever arrives. 'Soon,' his mother assures him, while his long-absent father quixotically runs as a socialist candidate for president in an Iran about to fall under the ayatollahs. Then comes the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979...The uproar that follows is the first time Sa d hears the word 'Iran' in school, and there he is suddenly forced to confront the combustible stew of his identity: as an American, an Iranian, a Jew, a socialist . . . and a middle-school kid who loves football and video games. With a profound gift for capturing the absurd in life, and a deadpan wisdom that comes from surviving a surreal childhood in the Socialist Workers Party, Sa d Sayrafiezadeh has crafted an unsentimental, funny, heartbreaking memoir.

Details

Titel: When Skateboards Will Be Free
Autoren/Herausgeber: Said Sayrafiezadeh

ISBN/EAN: 9780141923864

Seitenzahl: 304
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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