My Father's Notebook

My Father's Notebook

A Novel of Iran

Unknown - 2007
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When he was a boy, Aga Akbar, the deaf-mute illegitimate son of a Persian nobleman, traveled with his uncle to a cave on nearby Saffron Mountain. Once there, he was to copy a three-thousand-year-old cuneiform inscription--an order of the first king of Persia--as a means of freeing himself from his emotional confinement. For the remainder of his life, Aga Akbar used these cuneiform characters to fill a notebook with writings only he could understand. Years later, his son, Ishmael--a political dissident in exile--is attempting to translate the notebook . . . and in the process tells his father's story, his own, and the story of twentieth-century Iran.

A stunning and ambitious novel by a singular literary talent, My Father's Notebook is at once a masterful chronicle of a culture's troubled voyage into modernity and the poignant, timeless tale of a son's enduring love.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2007, c2000.
Edition: First Harper Perennial edition
ISBN: 9780060598723
0060598727
Branch Call Number: ABDOLAH
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 21 cm.

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