My Father’s Notebook

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Exiled in Europe, and separated from all he loves most, rebel Ishmael confronts his family’s biggest mystery – who was the man who was his father? The only clue is the strange notebook his father, Aga Akbar, left behind – a book written in his own private script.

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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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Weight 0.226 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

336

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

839.31364 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K