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My Father's Notebook, Paperback / softback Book

My Father's Notebook Paperback / softback

Part of the Canons series

Paperback / softback


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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