Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman´s Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi´s wise, funny, and heartbreaking 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. Available in October, Marjane Satrapi both wrote and illustrated the novel.
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