ISIS lures in weed-loving surfer from Laguna Beach

Rez Courdee is second-generation Iranian American, born and raised in wealthy Laguna Beach. He likes to surf and smoke weed. When jihadi terrorism hits a nearby mall, many neighbors and friends start looking at him as a possible enemy. Rez then looks into what means to be Muslim. That’s the setup for Laleh Khadivi’s novel “A Good Country.”


Laleh Khadivi - author, "A Good Country" - @LalehKhadivi

Madeleine Brand

Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole