Books by Kader Abdolah and Complete Book Reviews

Kader Abdolah, Author , trans. from the Dutch by Susan Massotty. HarperCollins $24.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-06-059871-6
The history of Iran in the 20th century glints through the fractured lens of the enigmatic notebook of the deaf-mute carpet mender Aga Akbar in this deeply felt tale. Born to the concubine of a Persian nobleman, Aga Akbar invents a cuneiform...
Kader Abdolah, trans. from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier. New Directions, $24.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-8112-2373-7
The third novel from Iranian-born Dutch writer Abdolah to be published in English (after My Father’s Notebook) offers a gripping account of 19th-century Persia and the enigmatic king Shah Naser. Abdolah paints the shah’s 48-year reign, from 1848 to
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