First American edition, advance reader's copy, of this widely acclaimed graphic novel of Satrapi's Iranian girlhood during the Revolution.
"In spite of everything, kids were trying to look hip, even under risk of arrest."
Satrapi's autobiographical comic book traces the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution from the perspective of a young girl in a middle-class, left-leaning family. Young Satrapi manages moments of both joy and ferocity as she navigates an increasingly changed world. Satrapi completed her studies in Europe and eventually settled in France. In telling the story of her own liberal family, her book pushes back against the monolithic image of Iran in the West.
New York: Pantheon, 2003. Full title: Persepolis: the story of a childhood. 8.75'' x 6''. Original printed wrappers. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white panels.  pages. Some shelfwear and a short closed tear at tail of spine: overall clean and sound.
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