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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
  

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Library Binding)

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 9780756984410
Released NZ 1 Jun 2004
Publisher Perfection Learning
Format Library Binding
Alternate Format(s) View All (3 other possible title(s) available)
Series Persepolis
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ISBN-13 9780756984410
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Perfection Learning
Imprint Perfection Learning
Released 1 Jun 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding
Author(s) By Satrapi, Marjane
Series Persepolis
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 153
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 224mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 340g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text Young adult

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