Chicken With Plums

Chicken With Plums

Book - 2006
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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.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2006.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780375714757
Branch Call Number: Graphic 955.053092
Characteristics: 84 p. : chiefly ill. ; 25 cm.


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May 11, 2014

Compared to her other tales, such as "Persepolis," "Chicken with Plums" is disappointing. The story has much less of the depth of her other works, and the characters were less compelling.

Nov 20, 2013

Does not compare with her other works.

mondaysomeday Aug 25, 2013

I love Satrapi's work but this one is a bit weak. As the synopsis says, it has interesting anecdotes about her family and good explorations into human nature, but it's a bit too short to be deep or profound.

RenGrrl Jun 11, 2012

Another wonderful offering from the author of Persepolis!

Sheli25 Jun 26, 2011

Very poetic and touching story.

Jan 28, 2010

Love all of (the few that there are) Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels.


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