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Allergic to the World

Allergic to the WorldAllergic to the World

A translation of the title ‘Everything, Everything’ has recently landed on the shelves of bookstores across the country. 
On the first page of her novel, Jamaican writer Nikola Yoon has written, “My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house; have not left my house in 17 years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
“But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly,” the author continues. Released by ‘N’ (the 29th Persian alphabet) Publication, Nazila Mohebbi has rendered the book into Persian, Mehr News Agency, Last year, Stella Meghie, Canadian director and screen writer, adapted the story for a movie with a namesake title.


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