The Complete PersepolisBook - 2007
Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It 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 work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.
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Sexual Content: not graphic, but the protagonist discusses sexual mores of her culture.
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Wonderful memoir and coming of age story. Although the book is set in the 1980s/90s, many of the themes will still feel familiar today: wanting to fit in, wanting to grow up too fast, finding out who you are.
Some of the political conversations about extremism, "fake news" and nationalism are very relevant right now.
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