Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood / The Story of a Return

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A <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book<br>A <i>Time Magazine</i> &#8220;Best Comix of the Year&#8221;<br>A <i>San Francisco Chronicle </i>and <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Best-seller<br><br>Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, <i>Persepolis</i> is Marjane Satrapi&#8217;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&#8217;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&#8217;s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.<br><br><i>Persepolis</i> paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane&#8217;s child&#8217;s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-