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Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis
By Marjane Satrapi
Published by Pantheon Books
SC, 6x9, B&W, $24.95
ISBN: 0375714839
EAN: 9780375714832

Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, she tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran's last emperors, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.