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Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pantheon Books
Publication date August 1, 2004
Pages 487
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375422881
ISBN-10 0375422889
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.75 by 9 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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Summary
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. 50,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product 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 graphic memoir 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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Hardcover
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from Pantheon Books (August 1, 2004)
9780375422881 | details & prices | 487 pages | 6.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $17.95
About: The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375714665
 
Reprint edition from Pantheon Books (August 2, 2005)
9780375714665 | details & prices | 187 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $14.95
About: The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 9, 2008)
9781435275638 | details & prices | 187 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $21.95
About: 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.
from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2004)
9781417643295 | details & prices | 6.50 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $34.30
About: The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.

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