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My Father's Notebook

A Novel of Iran

Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English.

About the Book

On a holy mountain in the depths of Persia there is a cave with a mysterious cuneiform carving deep inside it. Aga Akbar, a deaf-mute boy from the mountain, develops his own private script from these symbols and writes passionately of his life, his family and his efforts to make sense of the changes the twentieth century brings to his country. Exiled in Holland a generation later, Akbar's son Ishmael struggles to decipher the notebook, reflecting how his own political activities have forced him to flee his country and abandon his family. As he gets closer to the heart of his father's story, he unravels the intricate tale of how the silent world of a village carpet-mender was forced to give way to one where the increasingly hostile environment of modern Iran has brought the family both love and sacrifice.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
336
Dimensions
7.9 x 5 x 1.2 inches
Weight
11.2 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9234310M
Internet Archive
myfathersnoteboo00kade
ISBN 10
0060598727
ISBN 13
9780060598723
OCLC/WorldCat
123294271
Library Thing
1447764
Goodreads
217753
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