Abdi Nazemian | The Walk-In Closet

Abdi Nazemian reads from his novel and chats with reporter Stacey Vanek Smith.

Abdi Nazemian’s debut novel, The Walk-In Closet, has already garnered praise from authors such as Chaz Bono, Busy Philipps and Kelly Oxford, among many others. It’s the story of Kara Walker, a young woman who feels her life in LA is painfully ordinary-especially compared to that of her friend, Bobby Ebadi–whose Iranian-American family is brilliant, charming and above all extraordinary. Kara is happy to be drawn into the life of the Ebadi family, even letting them believe she’s Bobby’s girlfriend. But sooner or later her little white lie will have to end, and the results may be unexpected for everyone. Abdi’s book is a funny, raucous and moving story of growing up amid the meeting of cultures.

Joining Abdi for the evening is Stacey Vanek Smith, senior reporter for Marketplace.

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