The Complete Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi [in AsianWeek]
Already a bestseller in France, where it was first published, Satrapi’s achievement is capturing her childhood in spare comic book images that speak utter volumes. Satrapi, whose great-grandfather was a Persian emperor, recalls her life as an outspoken young girl living a bewildered existence in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution with her Marxist parents, her beloved uncle who was murdered by the so-called authorities, and her God who resembles Karl Marx.
Readers: Young Adult, Adult
Published: 2003 (United States)