When Kathy, a young recovering alcoholic, fails to open a series of tax letters that have been sent to her in error, the State of California seizes the house that she and her brother inherited from their father. The State sells the house at auction to Behrani, a former Iranian Air Force officer, for whom it represents an entry into real estate and a passport to his own version of the American Dream. For Kathy, its loss is the last of a series of insults life has dealt her and the stage is set for a heart-wrenching tragedy. An enormously popular word-of-mouth novel on its release, this wonderful book is now set to reach a whole new audience with the release of the film. 
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