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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Satrapi, Marjane

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A New York Times Notable Book A Time Magazine Best Comix of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-seller Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white... comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages 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 only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran's last emperors, Marjane 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. Marjane's child's-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.
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ISBN 9780375714573
Released NZ 1 Jul 2005
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9780375714573
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Pantheon Books
Released 1 Jul 2005
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Satrapi, Marjane
Category Biography & Autobiography
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 262g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women - Iran, Satrapi, Marjane, Iran - Social conditions - 1979-, Autobiographical comics, 1979-
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education