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Title Everything sad is untrue : (a true story) / Daniel Nayeri.
Author Nayeri, Daniel, author.
Publication New York : Levine Querido, [2020]
Copyright date ©2020
Description 356 pages ; 22 cm
Call # FIC NAYERI
Summary "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 his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy.and further back to the fields near the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of sunset burst over everything, and further back still to the Jasmine-scented city of Isfahan."--Amazon.
"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."-- book jacket
Subject Middle school boys -- Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Iran -- Fiction.
Iranian American teenagers -- Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Families -- Iran -- Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Fiction.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Iranian American teenagers. (OCoLC)fst00978792
Middle school boys. (OCoLC)fst01923087
Truthfulness and falsehood. (OCoLC)fst01158255
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Oklahoma. (OCoLC)fst01205031
Genre Young adult fiction.
Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Young adult works. (OCoLC)fst01726790
Domestic fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781646140008 (hardback)
1646140001 (hardback)
8 holds on first copy returned of 16 copies

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