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Persepolis 2 : The Story of a Return
by Marjane Satrapi


Overview - The eagerly anticipated sequel to Marjane Satrapi's internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Funny and heartbreaking, edgy and searingly observant, Satrapi's tale about the life of an Iranian adolescent and about the life of her entire nation continues with the same dazzling combination of singular artistry, insight, and storytelling as her first book.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The eagerly anticipated sequel to Marjane Satrapi's internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Funny and heartbreaking, edgy and searingly observant, Satrapi's tale about the life of an Iranian adolescent and about the life of her entire nation continues with the same dazzling combination of singular artistry, insight, and storytelling as her first book.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375422881
  • ISBN-10: 0375422889
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books
  • Publish Date: August 2004
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensions: 9.28 x 6.36 x 0.82 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.99 pounds

Series: Persepolis

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Women
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs

 
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A life in pictures

More grim than scary is Persepolis 2, Marjane Satrapi's impressive follow-up to her popular and highly acclaimed memoir-as-graphic-novel, Persepolis (2003). Volume two starts as Marjane, age 14, leaves Iran for high school in Vienna. Homesick, she returns four years later but finds life in Tehran not much easier. The regime is repressive and the social culture incredibly chauvinistic; having experienced other possibilities, Marjane finds she can't really put up with it and instead faces the prospect of leaving her homeland behind. Her deceptively simple, blockish, black-and-white line drawings, beyond just being cute, possess a stark elegance and subtle flourishes that echo traditional Persian art and sculpture. The writing is direct and powerful, and the dual stories of a country in crisis and a girl coming of age are tremendously affecting.

Becky Ohlsen has been a comics geek since she plundered her brother's X-Men collection at age seven.

 
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