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Chicken With Plums (Paperback)

Author:  Marjane Satrapi
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0375714758
ISBN-13: 9780375714757
Sku: 208894226
Publish Date: 4/14/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.5T
Pages:  84
Age Range:  NA
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*Author: Satrapi, Marjane *Publication Date: 2009/04/14 *Number of Pages: 84 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 8.75
From the Publisher:
In her acclaimed Persepolis books and in Embroideries, Marjane Satrapi rendered the events of her life and times in a uniquely captivating and powerful voice and vision. Now she turns that same keen eye and ear to the heartrending story of her great-uncle, a celebrated Iranian musician who gave up his life for music and love.

We are in Tehran in 1958, and Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran’s most revered tar players, discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably damaged. Though he tries, he cannot find one to replace it, one whose sound speaks to him with the same power and passion with which his music speaks to others. In despair, he takes to his bed, renouncing the world and all its pleasures, closing the door on the demands and love of his wife and his four children. Over the course of the week that follows, his family and close friends attempt to change his mind, but Nasser Ali slips further and further into his own reveries: flashbacks and flash-forwards (with unexpected appearances by the likes of the Angel of Death and Sophia Loren) from his own childhood through his children’s futures. And as the pieces of his story slowly fall into place, we begin to understand the profundity of his decision to give up life.

Marjane Satrapi brings what has become her signature humor, insight, and generosity to this emotional tale of life and death, and the courage and passion both require of us. The poignant story of one man, it is also a story of stunning universality–and an altogether luminous work.


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The acclaimed graphic-novelist Marjane Satrapi (PERSEPOLIS) returns with a mesmerizing tale of her great-uncle Nasser Ali Khan, an Iranian musician who takes to his bed after his precious lute is irreparably damaged. During the eight days while he waits to die, Nasser is visited, not only by family, but also by visions, Hollywood stars, and kaleidoscopic images from Iranian history, culture, and art.

Praise

"The question of what makes a life worth living has rarely been posed with as much poignancy and ambition as it is in [Marjane] Satrapi's dazzling new effort." [Starred review.] 08.28/2006

"[Marjane] Satrapi's simple black-and-white drawing style, combined with the fantastical elements of her narrative, turns CHICKEN WITH PLUMS into a great bedtime story for melancholy adults." 10/09/2006

"Satrapi's deceptively simple, remarkably powerful drawings match the precise but flexible prose she employs." 11/27/2006

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0084
Product attributePublisher:   Pantheon Books
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