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  •  It's set in Fremont I think (1+ / 0-)
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    I've never read the book or seen the movie but I saw the excellent stage adaptation at the San Jose Rep.  The family moves to Fremont (Alameda County) where a big proportion of Afghan immigrants live.  

    At least in the play (probably everywhere else too) the father is mentioned to be a stanch Republican due to his dislike of Carter, making him one of the very few Afghans in the community to be a GOPer.

    23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

    by Jeff Singer on Tue May 21, 2013 at 04:00:00 PM PDT

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    •  In the book: (2+ / 0-)
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      It says that the father was a Republican because he favored Reagan's aggressive stance against the Soviets. He hated the Soviets for their Afghanistan invasion. The book also mentions that he was the only Republican in their apartment complex because it was a very poor area and thus favorable to Democrats.

      NY-03 (Home), NY-23 (College)

      by epez21 on Tue May 21, 2013 at 05:02:20 PM PDT

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