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Persepolis: The Story of an Iranian Childhood

Persepolis: The Story of an Iranian Childhood (Hardback, New title)

By Satrapi, Marjane

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Another astonishing work of graphic non-fiction, the story of a girl growing up in Iran during the Revolution Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, Persepolis tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow ...of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Amidst the tragedy, Marjane's child's eye view adds immediacy and humour, and her story of a childhood at once outrageous and ordinary, beset by the unthinkable and yet buffered by an extraordinary and loving family, is immensely moving. It is also very beautiful; Satrapi's drawings have the power of the very best woodcuts.
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ISBN 9780224064408
Released NZ 1 Jul 2003
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback, New title
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ISBN-13 9780224064408
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Released 1 Jul 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Satrapi, Marjane
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 955.054092
Weight 349g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Iran - History - 1979-1997 - Comic books, strips, etc.
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade