Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
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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.
This title has been selected for First Year Experience reading by the following schools: Agnes Scott College; Carleton College, California State University—Los Angeles, Georgia College & State University, Michigan State University, Murray State University, New York University, University of California—Santa Cruz, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, University of South Florida, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Wheaton College, Concordia University—Texas, Doane University, Columbus College of Art & Design, University of Alabama—Birmingham, Mississippi University for Women, Long Island University—Brooklyn.
The book, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9780375714573 in Paperback by Satrapi, Marjane may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.
|Publisher||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product Dimensions||0.48 H x 8.82 L x 5.97 W|
|Publication Date||May 31, 2004|
|POD Shipping Timeframe||Allow 3-4 business days for product to leave warehouse on ground shipments|
|In the Press||New York Times|
|Category||Biography & Autobiography|