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    DescriptionIn" Persepolis," heralded by the "Los Angeles Times" as "one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day," Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Here is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging. Finding that she misses her home more than she can stand, Marjane returns to Iran after graduation. Her difficult homecoming forces her to confront the changes both she and her country have undergone in her absence and her shame at what she perceives as her failure in Austria. Marjane allows her past to weigh heavily on her until she finds some like-minded friends, falls in love, and begins studying art at a university. However, the repression and state-sanctioned chauvinism eventually lead her to question whether she can have a future in Iran. As funny and poignant as its predecessor, "Persepolis 2" is another clear-eyed and searing condemnation of the human cost of fundamentalism. In its depiction of the struggles of growing up--here compounded by Marjane's status as an outsider both abroad and at home--it is raw, honest, and incredibly illuminating.


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    Title
    Persepolis 2
    Subtitle
    Story of a Return
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Satrapai Marjane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 187
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375714665
    ISBN 10: 0375714669
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    B&T Approval Code: A02000000
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    LC classification: PN6747.S245 P4913 2004
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    B&W DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    05 August 2005
    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 the author of "Persepolis, Persepolis 2, Embroideries, Chicken with Plums, "and several children's books. She cowrote and codirected the animated feature film version of "Persepolis, "which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Her most recent film was a live-action version of "Chicken with Plums." "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Wildly charming . . . Like a letter from a friend, in this case a wonderful friend: honest, strong-willed, funny, tender, impulsive, and self-aware." --Luc Sante, "The New York Times Book Review " "The most original coming-of-age story from the Middle East yet." --"People " "Elegant, simple panels tell this story of growth, loneliness, and homecoming with poignant charm and wit." --"The Washington Post " "Humorous and heartbreaking . . . A welcome look beind the headlines and into the heart and mind of one very wise, wicked, and winning young woman." --"Elle " "Scary, moving, and etched out with a simplicity that speaks volumes. The arist is less a talent than a force." --"The Austin Chronicle " "Irresistible . . . Satrapi's story is too important--and too fascinating--to let go of." --Fort Worth "Star-Telegram " "Powerful . . . A great, engaging tale . . . As deeply satisfying as a good, old-fashioned prose novel and as visually delightful as old picture books from childhood." --Cleveland "Plain Dealer " "Every revolution needs a chronicler like Satrapi." --"San Francisco Chronicle " "It is our good fortune that Satrapi has never stopped visiting Iran in her mind." --"Newsweek" ""Persepolis 2 "is much more than the chronicle of a young woman's struggle into adulthood; it's a brilliant, painful, rendering of the contrast between East and West, between the repression of wartime Iran and the social, political, and sexual freedoms of 1980's Austria. There's something universal about Satrapi's search for self-definition, but her experiences in Vienna and Tehran are rendered with such witty particularity, and such heartbreaking honesty, that by the end of this book you'll feel you've gained an intimate friend." --Julie Orringer, author of "How To Breathe Underwater" "Marjane Satrapi's books are a revelation. They're funny, they're sad, they're hugely readable. Most importantly, t
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    In Persepolis, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day," Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Here is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging. Finding that she misses her home more than she can stand, Marjane returns to Iran after graduation. Her difficult homecoming forces her to confront the changes both she and her country have undergone in her absence and her shame at what she perceives as her failure in Austria. Marjane allows her past to weigh heavily on her until she finds some like-minded friends, falls in love, and begins studying art at a university. However, the repression and state-sanctioned chauvinism eventually lead her to question whether she can have a future in Iran. As funny and poignant as its predecessor, Persepolis 2 is another clear-eyed and searing condemnation of the human cost of fundamentalism. In its depiction of the struggles of growing up--here compounded by Marjane's status as an outsider both abroad and at home--it is raw, honest, and incredibly illuminating.