Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis #1-2

Marjane Satrapi

nonfiction autobiography graphic novel historical memoir emotional funny reflective medium-paced

160 pages | first published 2000


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...
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