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My Father\'s Notebook

My Father's Notebook

(2006)
A novel by

 
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.

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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: My Father's Notebook: A Novel
Author(s): Kader Abdolah
ISBN: 0-06-059871-9 / 978-0-06-059871-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: My Father's Notebook
Author(s): Kader Abdolah
ISBN: 1-84195-927-8 / 978-1-84195-927-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: My Father's Notebook: A Novel of Iran
Author(s): Kader Abdolah
ISBN: 0-06-059872-7 / 978-0-06-059872-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: My Father's Notebook
Author(s): Kader Abdolah
ISBN: 1-84195-617-1 / 978-1-84195-617-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2007 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: My Father's Notebook
Author(s): Kader Abdolah
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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