When Skateboards Will Be Free : My Reluctant Political Childhood
Said Sayrafiezadeh's parents believed that a worker's revolution was just around the corner. When it came all would change. So they sacrificed everything to bring it about - including their son's childhood. Said just wishes they'd asked him first.Moving from one makeshift home to another in Pittsburgh and New York, Said's family was at war with the rest of the world. Told to despise luxuries he longed for, he endured endless party meetings, lectures, demonstrations, even a visit to Cuba, all to make him the perfect child of the revolution. But what happens when the revolution never comes?
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 129 x 198 x 18mm | 205g
- 24 Jun 2010
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Said Sayrafiezadeh
Said Sayrafiezadeh's writing has appeared in Granta, The Paris Review and Open City. He lives in New York. His website is at www.sayrafiezadeh.com.