My Father’s Notebook


Author: Abdolah Kader
ISBN: 9781786898982
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate

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When he was a boy, Aga Akbar, the illegitimate, deaf son of a Persian nobleman, travelled with his uncle to a cave on nearby Saffron Mountain. Once there, he was to transcribe a cuneiform inscription over three thousand years old. Decades later, his son, Ishmael – a political dissident in exile – attempts to translate a notebook filled with a private language made from this ancient script .

. . and in the process tells his father’s story, his own, and the story of twentieth-century Iran.

My Father’s Notebook is at once a masterful chronicle of a culture’s troubled voyage into modernity and the heart-rending, timeless tale of a son’s enduring love.

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