Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution. Young Marjane struggles with the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval, and then with the dramatic differences of going to high school in Vienna, facing the trials of adolescence far from her family.
Her homecoming after high school is done is both sweet and terrible and, finally, leads to her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. This is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.
Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom, Persepolis is a stunning graphic novel from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.
|15 and up
|Oct 30, 2007