Tuesday June 2, 2020

Tale of social turbulence in rural Iran

{ "b" : "My Father’s Notebook," , "cite" : "by Kader Abdolah, Canongate Books, €16.05."}

29th April, 2006

{ "b" : "My Father’s Notebook," , "cite" : "by Kader Abdolah, Canongate Books, €16.05."}

The first 100 pages of Kader Abdolah’s novel - as translated by Susan Massotty - could be telling a story hundreds of years old. It talks of births, deaths and marriages, of fairytales and religious fervour, of families and secrets. This does not last, as political and social change rock its idyllic setting.

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