The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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The Complete Persepolis presents Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic-novel memoirs.
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Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips.

Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.

Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom--Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.
 

About Marjane Satrapi

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Marjane Satrapi was born in Rasht, Iran. She now lives in Paris, where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including The New Yorker, and The New York Times. She is the author of Embroideries, Chicken with Plums, and several children's books. She cowrote and codirected the animated feature film version of Persepolis.
 
Published October 30, 2007 by Pantheon. 341 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction
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Excellent
on Jan 23 2008

The Complete Persepolis is an amazingly powerful story about a person's struggle to find her place in the world.

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on Jan 06 2008

The Complete Persepolis presents Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic-novel memoirs.

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I am not sure I would have read that story if it had been straight narrative, but with pictures and text, it worked. So does Persepolis.

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