A surprisingly moving memoir in pictures about the author’s childhood growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Eloquent pen and ink drawings convey a range of events and emotions in this thin volume, some honest and amusing remembrances of youthful mischief, others frightening encounters with the totalitarian authorities, and sobering moments of horror and sadness. I highly recommend Persepolis : The Story of a Childhood.
Here’s the Gist: I’m eagerly looking forward to reading the next installment in Satrapi’s memoir. [*****]