VIRTUAL EVENT: DANIEL NAYERI - Everything Sad is Untrue

Thursday, August 20 at 4pm CT

Author
DANIEL NAYERI
discussing
Everything Sad is Untrue

LIVE ON INSTAGRAM (@bookpeople!)
 


We're so excited to have Daniel Nayeri joining us on Instagram Live for a short discussion of his highly anticipated, buzzed about book, Everything Sad is Untrue! You can order a signed, personalized copy below! Tune into the event on Wednesday 8/20 at 4pm CT over on our Instagram Live.


ABOUT EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE

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.

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 people weep and cry "Akh, Tamar!" and touched carpets woven with precious gems.

Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, Daniel weaves a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story).

ABOUT DANIEL NAYERI

Daniel Nayeri was born in Iran and spent a couple of years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma at age eight with his family. He is the publisher of Odd Dot, an imprint of Macmillan, making him one of the youngest publishers in the industry. He has served on the CBC diversity committee and the CBC panel committee.


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Event date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 4:00pm
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

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