9780375422881

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

ISBN 10: 0375422889 / 0-375-42288-9
ISBN 13: 9780375422881
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hardcover
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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.


Review:

"...[C]ompelling and extremely complex....[W]ildly charming....[L]ike a letter from a friend, in this case a wonderful friend: honest, strong-willed, funny, tender, impulsive, self-aware. It's hard saying goodbye at the end."

Luc Sante, New York Times Book Review, 08/22/2004

Review:

"...[PERSEPOLIS and PERSEPOLIS 2 are] simple, elegaic, artfully unaffected. At the same time, they are proudly comics and good at the things comics do best: The drawings have punch and clarity."

David Hajdu, Bookforum, October/November 2004

 

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