I Will Greet the Sun Again by Khashayar J. Khabushani


Bookseller Review by Fleur

Such a beautiful coming of age story – 3 young American/Iranian brothers becoming men against a backdrop of family struggle, identity, the 9/11 bombings, masculinity, sexuality – it reads with rare honesty and insight. A great book to discuss, or to simply absorb alone. Sensitively written books by men about the male experience are not especially common just now, so this is a book to cherish. I loved it.

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Three young brothers leave Los Angeles in the dead of night for Iran, taken by their father from their mother to a country and an ancestral home they barely recognize. They return to the Valley months later, spit back into American life and changed in inexorable ways. Under the dazzling light of the California sun, our protagonist, the youngest brother, begins to piece together a childhood shattered by his father’s violence, a queer adolescence marked by a shy, secret love affair with a boy he meets on the basketball court, and his ever-changing status as a Muslim in America at the turn of the new millennium. Lyrical and open-hearted, ‘I Will Greet the Sun Again’ is an unforgettable portrait of a family being torn apart, and a boy emerging from its ashes.

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