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Abdi Nazemian Books In Order

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The Walk-in Closet (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Authentics (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Abdi Nazemian is a popular Iranian-American author, producer, and screenwriter known for writing young adult, gay & lesbian, and fiction novels. He is the winner of the Lambda Literary Award in the category of the best Debut Fiction novel. Author Abdi won this award at the 27th annual Lambda Awards in 2015 for his first novel called The Walk-In Closet. The debut young adult book written by Abdi is called Authentics. As a screenwriter, Abdi has worked on a number of popular Hollywood films such as Beautiful Girl, The Quiet, Menendez: Blood Brothers, and Celeste in the City. Author Abdi’s production career started after becoming the development head of the Water’s End Productions. He has served as an associate producer or executive producer on many films, including The Price, The House of Tomorrow, Little Woods, Dara Ju, L.A. Times, and Call Me By Your Name. Author Abdi was born in the year 1976 in Tehran, Iran. Later in his life, he moved to the United States and began living there permanently. As a child, he has lived in a number of exciting places such as Paris, New York, Tehran, Toronto, etc. In spite of getting the chance to travel to such beautiful and exciting locations of the world, Abdi was hardly interested in visiting all those places. He was more interested in staying in his bedroom and watching old Hollywood movies. The other activity that he was involved in for most of the time is reading. As of today, author Abdi lives in Los Angeles along with his loving fiancee and his 2 beautiful children.

Apart from writing books and producing films, he has also written, produced, and directed a short film called Revolution. This film was released in 2012. Author Abdi feels proud in saying that the words written by him have come from someone like Carmela Soprano, The Girl With The Most Cake, and The Nanny. Author Abdi had approached the publishing house of Curtis Brown Unlimited to get his debut book published in 2015. For getting his second book published, he got in touch with the HarperCollins/ Balzer plus Bray publishing house in 2017. It is highly believed that author Abdi is the inspiration behind the widely popular children’s book by Madonna, The Adventures of Abdi. Even author Abdi insists so, but it is not the case actually. The book and Abdi have no connection at all. Author Abdi has been invited for interviews by numerous news channels, including the Fox News and the HuffPost Live. He has also written for a number of websites like The Advocate & W. As of now, author Abdi is busy with the writing work on the third book of his writing career. He is expected to complete the writing part very soon and put it up for publishing in the days to come.

The literary career of author Abdi Nazemian is comprised of just 2 standalone books so far, which were released between the years 2014 and 2017. The first of the two books is entitled ‘The Walk-In Closet’. This book was released by the Curtis Brown publication in the year 2014. Author Abdi has introduced the chief characters in this book in the form of Kara Walker, Babak (Bobby) Ebadi, Hossein, and Leila. The story takes place in Tehran. This book’s central plot revolves around the lives of Kara Walker and her best friend named Babak Ebadi, commonly referred to as Bobby, who belongs to a wealthy Persian family. At the start of the book’s story, it is shown that Kara Walker has not any form of glamor in her life ever. She thinks that her life is nothing as compared to that of Bobby Ebadi, her best friend. Bobby Ebadi has quite sophisticated parents in the form of Leila Ebadi and Hossein Ebadi, and they are what Kara Walker always wants to become. The Ebadi family seems to provide the best antidote to the highly mundane problems in the lives of Kara and her other girlfriends, and their divorced parents. Later, the Ebadi’s start assuming that Kara is the girlfriend of Bobby, and when Kara realizes this, she begins to use it to her own benefit. Kara Walker begins to enjoy the life perks that the Ebadis enjoy. She gets to use the designer clothes of Leila and also stay rent free. More importantly, Kara gets to live her life like the Ebadis live. As the 30th birthday of Kara Walker approaches, Leila and Hossein take the next big step. They declare their desire to accept Kara Walker as the wife of Bobby Ebadi. Even Bobby seems ready to give his parents what they expect from him, grandchildren and a traditional home. But, the contribution of Kara to fulfill these dreams seem to be in doubt. She does not seem willing to take the bigger responsibilities by becoming Mrs. Ebadi. Also, Kara Walker seems to be keeping some secrets hidden from the Ebadis which, if uncovered, will go on to destroy the dreams of a happy life that Kara has been seeing for a very long time, and that she has come very close to achieving because of the sophisticated Ebadis.

The other highly successful book written by author Abdi is called ‘The Authentics’. It was released in the year 2017 by the Balzer & Bray publishers. In this young adult novel, author Abdi has mentioned the primary characters as Daria Esfandyar and Heidi Javadi. At the beginning of the story of the book, Daria Esfandyar is introduced as an Iranian-American citizen, who is very proud of the heritage that she is part of. She feels satisfied with the fact that she does not belong to the likes of Nose Jobs that her ex-best friend named Heidi Javadi leads. The friend circle of Daria Esfandyar proudly calls themselves as the Authentics. They take pride in keeping things real always. Later, while researching on a topic for her school project, Daria Esfandyar comes to know a shocking truth related to her past. This leads her on a shocking journey about self discovery. It turns out that everyone has some or the other secret to keep from others. Daria Esfandyar finds it very difficult to find out who she really is. Daria does not seem to have any time to involve her into the identity crisis as she is gearing up for her 16th birthday party planned by her mother and a night full of romance. In the meantime, fights begin to break out among the Authentics as they are no longer able to carry the tag of authenticity. Finally, Daria Esfandyar wonders whether she will be able to stay true to her real self during the time when everything seems to be going out of her control.

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