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    Description""Chicken with Plums" is a feast you'll devour." --"Newsweek "Acclaimed graphic artist Marjane Satrapi brings what has become her signature humor and insight, her keen eye and ear, to the heartrending story of a celebrated Iranian musician who gives up his life for music and love. When Nasser Ali Khan, the author's great-uncle, discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably damaged, he takes to his bed, renouncing the world and all its pleasures. Over the course of the week that follows, we are treated to vivid scenes of his encounters with family and friends, flashbacks to his childhood, and flash-forwards to his children's future. And as the pieces of his story fall into place, we begin to understand the breadth of his decision to let go of life. The poignant story of one man, it is also stunningly universal--a luminous tale of life and death, and the courage and passion both require of us.

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    Chicken with Plums
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marjane Satrapi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 84
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9780375714757
    ISBN 10: 0375714758

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, AVH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    Libri: ERIN2036
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    B&T Approval Code: A08780000
    BISAC V2.8: CGN000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1950
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
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    B&T Approval Code: A02000000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: FXZ
    DC22: 741.5944
    DC21: 741.5944
    DC22: 955.05/3092
    LC classification: ML419.K495 S313 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: CGN007000
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, AVN, AVP, XQA
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    14 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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 also the author of several children's books, the memoir "Embroideries," and the internationally best-selling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts, "Persepolis" and "Persepolis 2." She co-wrote and co-directed the Academy Award-nominated animated film version of "Persepolis."
    Review quote
    Praise for "Chicken with Plums " "It's amazing to see how much complexity and narrative cunning Satrapi crams into her images . . . "Chicken with Plums "is the most intricately laminated of her tales: The author shuffles past, present, and future like a cardsharp." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review ""Beguiling . . . Completely seamless." --"The Boston Globe ""Satrapi pushes the boundaries of her work further still . . . [She is] an Iranian Colette." --"San Francisco Chronicle ""Inspired." --"Elle ""Satrapi's deceptively simple, remarkably powerful drawings match the precise but flexible prose she employs in adapting to her multiple roles as educator, folklorist, and grand-niece." --"The New Yorker" Praise for "Persepolis " "A memoir of growing up as a girl in revolutionary Iran, "Persepolis" provides a unique glimpse into a nearly unknown and unreachable way of life . . . That Satrapi chose to tell her remarkable story as a gorgeous comic books makes it unique and totally indispensable." --"Time ""It is virtually impossible to read "Persepolis "without falling in love." --"Baltimore Sun " "The most original coming-of-age story from the Middle East yet." --"People ""A mighty achievement." --"USA Today ""Wildly charming." --"The New York Times Book Review"