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1980s & '90s

Sohrab Homi Fracis

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Caught in the backlash to the Iran hostage crisis, a Parsi Indian grad student coming of age in the college town of Newark, Delaware, battles violent xenophobia, oppressive authority, and the powerful tug of his motherland to find who he is and where is home.


Romance, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family,

Short Summary

Viraf is a grad student at University of Delaware falling for his neighbor and art student Ali, who is in love with guitarist Doug. Viraf is assaulted by xenophobic rednecks (the forces of hate) but doesn't tell his friends (the forces of love & nonviolence), who don't understand why he has changed.

Viraf finds a way to triumph in another encounter with a violent redneck and also finds reason to empathize with him. Ali is torn between Doug and Viraf, but stays with Doug. Viraf finds both "home" and identity in his realization that he has become, literally and metaphorically, a man of the world.


Newark, Delaware. Bombay, India.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions,International

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Viraf

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Naive, Underdog, Visionary, Adventurous, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Ali (Alison)

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Beautiful, Complex, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Doug

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Badass, Charming, Complex, Patriotic, Skillful

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Knut House Press

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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