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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Cultural Heritage
  • Language:English
  • Series title:EXPAT
  • Series Number:3
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781483528625

Expat

Part 3: Growing Pains

by Raji Abuzalaf View author's profile page

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Overview

"Expat" is a novel originally designed to portray the overseas life of an American expatriate. In addition to relating the unique accounts of living and working outside the U.S., the book has evolved into an autobiography describing the author's expatriation from his native land, his family, his religion, and ultimately, the world (spiritually speaking). This book is [Part 3] of a 4-part compilation: - Part 1: Growing Up - Part 2: Never Growing Up - Part 3: Growing Pains - Part 4: The Growing Pain [Part 3: Growing Pains] Volume 3 depicts life during the first overseas assignment (1979 – 1981). Foreshadows to future experiences and flashbacks are playfully interspersed. The story is power-packed with adventure, romance, and of course, music. In essence, Expat - Part 3 is a very touching and poignant love and adventure story. Twenty-five (25) original songs are featured in Part 3, along with several poems. Links are provided to each song recording on Sound Cloud – a free website. Join Raji - our hero / venturer – as he somehow finds his way in and out of trouble overseas. Whether he's battling authorities, girls, or his own conscience, you're sure to find it both hilarious and sentimental.

Description

"Expat" is a novel originally designed to portray the overseas life of an American expatriate. In addition to relating the unique accounts of living and working outside the U.S., the book has evolved into an autobiography describing the author's expatriation from his native land, his family, his religion, and ultimately, the world (spiritually speaking). This book is [Part 3] of a 4-part compilation: - Part 1: Growing Up - Part 2: Never Growing Up - Part 3: Growing Pains - Part 4: The Growing Pain [Part 3: Growing Pains] Volume 3 depicts life during the first overseas assignment (1979 – 1981). Foreshadows to future experiences and flashbacks are playfully interspersed. The story is power-packed with adventure, romance, and of course, music. In essence, Expat - Part 3 is a very touching and poignant love and adventure story. Twenty-five (25) original songs are featured in Part 3, along with several poems. Links are provided to each song recording on Sound Cloud – a free website. Join Raji - our hero / venturer – as he somehow finds his way in and out of trouble overseas. Whether he's battling authorities, girls, or his own conscience, you're sure to find it both hilarious and sentimental.

About the author

Raji (Roger) Abuzalaf is a Palestinian American. He was born in Kuwait in 1956, and was raised in Houston, Texas in the 60's. He now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. His professional career was spent as a Computer Consultant. He worked as a programmer, analyst, designer, architect, and project manager. He began writing songs in 1968 and has played in several bands. He has published an album of original Christmas songs - "Road To Bethlehem". He has co-authored a Bible-based play - "My Two Sons" - based on the parable of the prodigal son. He has authored a children's book - "The Adventures of Fugaru". He has authored an autobiography - "Expat" (Parts 1 - 4).

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