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Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

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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.

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Funny and heartbreaking, this eagerly awaited sequel to Satrapi's memoir-in-comic-strips "Persepolis"about her Iranian adolescence 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:
9780606142793
Author:
Satrapi, Marjane
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Turtleback Scho
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Pages:
187

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"Synopsis" by , Funny and heartbreaking, this eagerly awaited sequel to Satrapi's memoir-in-comic-strips "Persepolis"about her Iranian adolescence 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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