Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

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09A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine “Best Comix from the Year”
A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller

Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of skyrocketing up in Iran throughout the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the storyline of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow in the Shah’s regime, the triumph from the Islamic Revolution, and also the devastating connection between war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists as well as the great-granddaughter of a single of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to some childhood uniquely entwined together with the history of her country.

Persepolis paints an amazing portrait of lifestyle in Iran and with the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye take a look at dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes on the revolution permits us to learn as she does the good this fascinating country properly her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is in once a story of skyrocketing up along with a reminder from the human expense of war and political repression. It shows the way we carry on, with laughter and tears, industry by storm absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us for an irresistible litttle lady with whom we simply cannot help but just fall in love.

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