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He should have, too. She married him at the age of 21, but divorced roughly three years later.

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The Story of a Pllums and the Story of a Return. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. This page was last edited on 3 Aprilat Nassar-Ali begins a twenty-year tour of the world, while Irane marries and has wiyh child and eventually becomes a grandmother just as Nassar-Ali returns, marries and begins having children. If you look at photos, the Tehran of the 50s looks a lot like that. This one made me erupte into a truly impolite laugh.

This may be a live action movie — unlike the duo’s previous work, the blockbuster animation Persepolis — but it conjures up Tehran in a magical, dream-like fashion. Though Nassar-Ali tells the angel he has changed his mind and no longer wishes to die, the angel tells Nassar-Ali it is too late. Add the first question.

This is the story of his last week of life, where we see flashbacks and flash forwards of his previous life and his children’s futures. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Chicken with Plums

His marriage is pretty much a disaster, and as the novel progresses, we find out exactly why this is so – and it just so happens to be the same reason for why Nasser Ali Khan is so very upset over his tar being broken: The non-linear way of storytelling and the way in which the reader is taken back to the initial scene of the book during the conclusion is a clever technique from the author, which adds to the suspense and enjoyment for the reader.

Her insights, keen eye for details, refreshing sense of humor and fantastic storytelling abilities made each of the cartoon frames in Persepolis brim with the essence of life. To ask other readers questions about Chicken with Plumsplease sign up. This is the story of the eight days he spends preparing to surrender his soul. Also I could empathize very well with some of the painful happenings, such as the hurt of the musician when his wife broke his tar or the hurt of his wife when he said he had never loved her.

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There was one page that really struck me as a genial page, which was the page I believe of day 6 or 7, where the musician’s sister came by and was drawn as a silhouet somewhat far away. Jun 11, Pramod Nair rated it really liked it Shelves: I marjanw the story, it was interesting to read and surprising at the end I didn’t suspect the woman on the street to be the one girl the musician was in love qith before.


The This is a beautiful graphic novel about an Iranian musician who is heartbroken and who decides he doesn’t want to go on living. This was not at all what I was expecting. Want to Read saving…. They made thousands of kids. Eight days later, he’s dead. I thought it was amusing that in the movie they changed Nasser’s instrument to a violin; the producers probably thought that was easier than explaining what a tar was.

Discover what to read next. Satrapi was a fan of Paronnaud’s comic book work created under the nom sattrapi plume Winshluss long before she met him. Retrieved 28 August Despite this setback, I satraoi to give Marjane another shot and Oh boy, Marjane and I have been through some shit.

Marjane Satrapi has an amazing style for both of her writings and illustrations. While in bed, he reflects on his life and images from his past and future play out before him. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.