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By Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

Dans l’Amérique des années 70, l’histoire touchante et cocasse d’une enfance en marge. Alors que Saïd n’a que neuf mois, son père estime qu’il a mieux à faire que de s’occuper de sa famille : oeuvrer pour que los angeles révolution triomphe aux États-Unis. Mahmoud est né en Iran, il a fui le régime du Shah et s’est installé à manhattan où il devient un membre éminent du parti socialiste des travailleurs. Personnage haut en couleur sachant jouer de son charme, il épouse Martha Harris, juive américaine, elle aussi une fervente militante trotskiste, dépressive et à côté de los angeles plaque.

Pour être fidèle à ses idéaux, elle choisit l’expérience du déclassement. Saïd sera ainsi brinquebalé d’appartements miteux en deux-pièces sordides, de Brooklyn à Pittsburgh, élevé au gré d’interdits absurdes qui l’excluent subtilement de l. a. communauté des enfants : interdiction de manger du raisin à reason du boycott du syndicat des ouvriers agricoles, interdiction de posséder un skateboard tant qu’ils ne seront pas gratuits pour tous, etc.
Mère et fils passent vacances et week-ends à militer, distribuer des tracts, manifester ou à rendre visite à des prisonniers noirs évidemment victimes de ces salauds de capitalistes…

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