Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.
viii, 332 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -332).
My Father's Paradise is Ariel Sabar's quest to reconcile present and past. As Ariel's father, Yona, travels with him to today's postwar Iraq to find what's left of Yona's birthplace, Ariel brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, telling his family's story and discovering his own role in this sweeping saga. What he finds in the Sephardic Jews' millennia-long survival in Islamic lands is an improbable story of tolerance and hope.