Fred Kashani, an Iranian-American Author, Publishes His Second Novel – Hero Pizza

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Iranian-American author, Fred Kashani, has published his second novel – Hero Pizza. The novel is loosely based on his upbringing in Los Angeles, California.

“I continue to struggle to resolve the culture clash between having been born American and raised Iranian.”

Iranian-American author, Fred Kashani, has published his second novel – Hero Pizza. The novel is loosely based on his upbringing in Los Angeles, California. “The novel is a lighthearted look at my experience of coming of age in California during the aftermath of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and the Iranian Revolution,” the author said. “I continue to struggle to resolve the culture clash between having been born American and raised Iranian.”

About the Book

“Mo” Shirazi thought he left his childhood behind when he moved to New York to pursue an art career and escape from his parent's traditional Iranian ways. When he returns to his hometown of Los Angeles to visit his parents he finds himself being treated like a child again. The only way he can spend time with his father is to work for him at his pizza restaurant, Hero Pizza. When he takes a much-needed break to meet his mother for lunch she spends the whole time trying to arrange a marriage for him. Will he be able to convince his parents to recognize his newfound independence?

Hero Pizza by Fred Kashani
$12.95 paperback 126 pages
ISBN 978-1609101749
http://www.amazon.com/Hero-Pizza-Fred-Kashani/dp/160910174X
Excerpt available at: http://assets.booklocker.com/pdfs/4627s.pdf
Review: http://www.levantinecenter.org/arts/authors/hero-pizza-captures-iranian-american-life

About the Author

Fred Kashani is an Iranian-American freelance writer who was born and raised in the United States of America. Hero Pizza is his second novel. His first novel, Poetry Lessons, was published in 2007. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at fredkashani33 at gmail.com.

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