I Will Greet the Sun Again


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Hogarth Press
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5.6 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Khashayar J. Khabushani was born in Van Nuys, California, in 1992. During his childhood he spent time in Iran before returning to Los Angeles. He studied philosophy at California State University, Northridge, and prior to completing his MFA at Columbia University he worked as a middle school teacher. This is his first novel.


"[A] heartbreaking debut . . . Khabushani writes movingly about K's queer coming-of-age and his burgeoning identity as a writer . . . [and] provides meaningful historical context for the pain passed down through these generations."--New York Times Book Review

"Masterful . . . and now one of my favorite novels . . . [A] novel of survival and longing and love, and in many ways a modern portrait of an artist as a young man. . . A book written for us, I can hear so many people of so many different demographics say--we Iranian Americans whom you don't often hear about . . . Reading I Will Greet the Sun Again, you are not a voyeur--you are an accomplice, a keeper of secrets, a friend on this journey of relentless intensity."--Porochista Khakpour, The Washington Post

"Tender and gut-wrenching . . . a book of astonishing accomplishment and bravery. This book is a triumph, one that will help the next generation understand our specific American childhood--how it felt to grow up with broken immigrant parents and one foot still in Iran, sitting in front of a TV in a sad apartment complex, dreaming of the good life."--Dina Nayeri, The Guardian (UK)

"A tale of diaspora that is as gutting as it is tender . . . Every word, deft and unassuming, shatters."--Anahit Behrooz, The Skinny

"Haunting and poetic."--San Francisco Chronicle

"A marvel . . . Reading it, I felt the thrill and joy of encountering a major writer at the beginning of his career."--Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning

"A heat map of longing, shame, and resilience."--New York Magazine

"This is a book I've dreamed of reading my whole life. . . . Better late than never, Khashayar J. Khabushani. I am jealous of the generation of people who will grow up in a world with I Will Greet the Sun Again in it. I will be thinking about these characters forever."--Kaveh Akbar, author of Pilgrim Bell

"A story for us brown kids who grew up in apartment complexes, making our own breakfast, lunch, and dinner because our immigrant parents were away at work . . . Khabushani's voice is a revelation; he has written a novel that shows what it means to grow up into a beautiful young man."--Javier Zamora, author of Solito

"Exquisite, heartbreaking, incredibly beautiful . . ., this is a novel to return to again and again."--Caleb Azumah Nelson, author of Open Water

"Khashayar J. Khabushani has taken a coming-of-age story and flooded it with light. . . . This is a gorgeous and wrenching debut from a writer I'll be following for many years to come."--Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody Is Ever Missing

"A work of meticulous care and genuine candor . . . Khabushani is a poetic visionary, as generous as he is brave."--Heidi Julavits, author of The Folded Clock and The Vanishers

"Deeply moving and courageous . . . an intimate and unflinching story about the ways in which we hurt each other and how we all need love and acceptance to survive."--Sahar Delijani, author of Children of the Jacaranda Tree

"Tender, heartbreaking . . . Khabushani is an incredibly talented writer."--Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers

"I Will Greet the Sun Again glimmers with wisdom and beauty and pain, and Khabushani pulls off what only the very gifted can do--he has written a book that feels as dark, as light, and as alive as youth itself."--Aria Aber, author of Hard Damage