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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kader Abdolah; Susan Massotty
|Description:||325 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Kader Abdolah ; translated from the Dutch by Susan Massotty.|
Aga Akbar uses these cuneiform characters to fill his notebook with writings only he can understand. Years later, his political-dissident son, Ishmael, has been forced to flee Iran. From his new home in the Netherlands, he attempts to translate the notebook, and in the process he tells his father's story, his own story, and the story of twentieth-century Iran -- from the building of the first railroad to the struggles for power among the shah, the communists, and the mullahs, and ending with the revolution.