The Western Habit

Institute History


An Afghan journalist, exiled from his war-torn home to a small community in Northern California, struggles to find a new life for himself in the face of a low-paying job on the local police blotter, a meddling avant-garde theater director, and a sexually charged relationship with his roommate, who also happens to be the town sheriff.


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