Chicken With Plums

April 14, 2009|
Chicken With Plums by Marjane Satrapi
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“Chicken with Plums is a feast you’ll devour.”
Newsweek

Acclaimed graphic artist Marjane Satrapi brings what has become her signature humor and insight, her keen eye and ear, to the heartrending story of a celebrated Iranian musician who gives up his life for music and love.

When Nasser Ali Khan, the author’s great-uncle, discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably damaged, he takes to his bed, renouncing the world and all its pleasures. Over the course of the week that follows, we are treated to vivid scenes of his encounters with family and friends, flashbacks to his childhood, and flash-forwards to his children’s future. And as the pieces of his story fall into place, we begin to understand the breadth of his decision to let go of life.

The poignant story of one man, it is also stunningly universal—a luminous tale of life and death, and the courage and passion both require of us.
Marjane Satrapi was born in Rasht, Iran. She now lives in Paris, where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including The New Yorker and The New York Times. She is also the author of several children’s books, the memoir Embroideries, and the internationally best-selling and award-winning comic ...
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Title:Chicken With Plums
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.85 X 5.99 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.85 X 5.99 X 0.4 in
Published:April 14, 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780375714757

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