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Persepolis 2

Story of a Return

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Publisher: Random House USA Inc

4.4
(50)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 187 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0375714669 | Isbn-13: 9780375714665 | Publish date:  | Edition Reprint

Also available as: Hardcover

Category: Biography , Comics & Graphic Novels , History

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Book Description
In Persepolis, heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the freshest and most original memoirs of our day,” Marjane Satrapi dazzled us with her heartrending memoir-in-comic-strips about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Here is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging.

Finding that she misses her home more than she can stand, Marjane returns to Iran after graduation. Her difficult homecoming forces her to confront the changes both she and her country have undergone in her absence and her shame at what she perceives as her failure in Austria. Marjane allows her past to weigh heavily on her until she finds some like-minded friends, falls in love, and begins studying art at a university. However, the repression and state-sanctioned chauvinism eventually lead her to question whether she can have a future in Iran.

As funny and poignant as its predecessor, Persepolis 2 is another clear-eyed and searing condemnation of the human cost of fundamentalism. In its depiction of the struggles of growing up—here compounded by Marjane’s status as an outsider both abroad and at home—it is raw, honest, and incredibly illuminating.
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  • 4

    Another captivating book by Satrapi. I could not stop reading, I just kept turning page after page. The author definitely had an interesting life and to share it with the world let us glimpse something many of us would never understand, except through her eyes. I am glad that I read these books a ...continue

    Another captivating book by Satrapi. I could not stop reading, I just kept turning page after page. The author definitely had an interesting life and to share it with the world let us glimpse something many of us would never understand, except through her eyes. I am glad that I read these books as it has enlightened me on a few subjects. I really recommend the reading of both of this and the first installment, as they show us a world that we might not be able to see. There are some real series subjects, but a really great read.

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  • 3

    Non mi ha proprio entusiasmato!

    Il seguito di Persepolis vede Marjane alle prese con la sua permanenza in Austria, a contatto con un mondo completamente diverso da quello di origine.

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