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Embroideries

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ISBN13: 9780375714672
ISBN10: 0375714677
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From the best-selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane's tough-talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors for an afternoon of tea drinking and talking. Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men.

As the afternoon progresses, these vibrant women share their secrets, their regrets and their often outrageous stories about, among other things, how to fake one's virginity, how to escape an arranged marriage, how to enjoy the miracles of plastic surgery and how to delight in being a mistress. By turns revealing and hilarious, these are stories about the lengths to which some women will go to find a man, keep a man or, most important, keep up appearances.

Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some fascinating women, whose life stories and lovers will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from our own, is sure to bring smiles of recognition to the faces of women everywhere — and to teach us all a thing or two.

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"Humorous and bawdy....An amusing portrayal of independent women taking life in stride." The Village Voice

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"Endearing....A wicked read." Los Angeles Times

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"Embroideries is as funny, opinionated, controversial and surprising as any good comic or conversation should be." Time.com

Synopsis:

By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, this book's stories lift the veil off the real, private lives of Iranian women and--perfectly captured in Satrapi's simple, beguiling drawings--reveal the connections between women everywhere.

About the Author

Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran, and currently lives in Paris. She has written several children's books and her commentary and comics appear in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times and The New Yorker. She is also the author of the internationally best-selling and award-winning comic book autobiography in two parts, Persepolis and Persepolis 2.

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Shoshana, January 9, 2009 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Both shorter and significantly narrower in scope than Persepolis, Embroideries is a graphic-format autobiography focused on women and, to a certain extent, gender relations. There is plenty of talk about sex, both its joyous and darker sides. In addition to the culture-specific slang meaning of "embroidery" given in the narrative, "embroidery" also potentially can be construed to refer to fictitious over-elaboration of a story. This may be a covert intention of the title.
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J T, February 24, 2007 (view all comments by J T)
Reading 'Embroideries' allows the privilege of eavesdropping upon a gathering of feisty, smart, experienced Iranian women as they gossip, challenge traditional gender roles, & 'talk shop' with honesty & excitement. So much insight & humor! And the perfect ending.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375714672
Author:
Satrapi, Marjane
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Women -- Iran.
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Subject:
graphic novel;iran;memoir;comics;women;non-fiction;fiction;sexuality;sex;biography;comic;graphic;feminism;middle east;autobiography;family;iranian;humor;islam;marriage;women s studies;gossip;relationships;virginity;sarjakuvat;graphic memoir;autobiographic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.50x5.52x.45 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Pantheon Books - English 9780375714672 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Humorous and bawdy....An amusing portrayal of independent women taking life in stride."
"Review" by , "Endearing....A wicked read."
"Review" by , "Embroideries is as funny, opinionated, controversial and surprising as any good comic or conversation should be."
"Synopsis" by , By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, this book's stories lift the veil off the real, private lives of Iranian women and--perfectly captured in Satrapi's simple, beguiling drawings--reveal the connections between women everywhere.
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