Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Hardcover) ~ Marjane Satra... Cover Art

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Hardcover)

By: Marjane Satrapi (Author)


List Price: $21.95
Current Price: $14.44
You Save: $7.51 (34%)
Also Available in: [Paperback]

Also available from:

Provider Name Price From Rent
1   ECampus $16.46 Rent
2   Bigger Books $16.95 Rent

Provider Name Price From Condition Buy
1   Alibris $12.50 New Buy
2   Biblio $13.57 New Buy
3   Books-a-million $14.44 New Buy
4   Bigger Books $16.06 New Buy
5   ECampus $16.39 New Buy
6   Printsasia $18.21 New Buy
7   Random House $21.95 New Buy
 
8   Biblio $4.85 Used Buy
9   Skyo $20.96 Used Buy

Mesh Match For "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood" Hardcover by Marjane Satrapi:


Product Description



Run a Quick Search on "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood" by Marjane Satrapi to Browse Related Products:

Browse more products related to "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood"

Browse more products related to "Marjane Satrapi"


Short Desription

Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, 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, Satrapi 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 only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran's last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit. Marjane’s child's-eye-view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.



Customer Reviews for "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Hardcover)" by Marjane Satrapi (Author)

There are no customer reviews yet. Be the first to write a review!

Submit your Review




Explore More Great Tower Sales & Specials



Tower.com Sales, Promotions & Special Features

Tower.com Sales & Boutiques

  • Tower Essentials Sale
    Visit the Essentials Sale for a wide selection and huge savings on your favorite music, DVD, Blu-ray and Books.
  • Great Gift Ideas
    Tower has Great Gift Ideas and Huge Savings on Your Favorite Music, CDs, DVDs, Books and More at Prices that Make Giving A Breeze!

Interact with Tower.com