Collects a groundbreaking two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Original. 50,000 first printing.
This edition collects the two volumes of Marjane Satrapi's critically acclaimed graphic novel memoir, a deeply personal child's-eye view of Iran during the fall of the Shah and a moving teenage coming-of-age story in the midst of xenophobia abroad and fundamentalism at home. Satrapi tells her complex story with a disarmingly open voice and a movingly simple visual style. This is a masterpiece of the graphic-novel form and not to be overlooked.