Nylon Road

Nylon Road

A Graphic Memoir of Coming of Age in Iran

Book - 2009
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In the tradition of graphic memoirs such as Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, comes the story of a young Iranian woman's struggles with growing up under Shiite Law, her journey into adulthood, and the daughter whom she had to leave behind when she left Iran. NYLON ROAD is a window into the soul of a culture that we are still struggling to understand.  Beautifully told, poignant, this is a powerful work about the necessity of freedom.    

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312532864
0312532865
Branch Call Number: 955.054 B291n 2009
Characteristics: 127 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm

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amoby
Feb 22, 2017

Life stories about Iran are not so fresh anymore, the other self lives format of this is book is the much needed twist.

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modestgoddess
Oct 08, 2016

Enjoyed this very much. My husband is from Iran so I found it fascinating to learn more about the social, cultural and political situation there, post-revolution (his family left just prior). I like the concept of the modern Parsua interacting with her past selves on different points. The ending was a bit of a let-down but everything leading up to it was engaging and interesting.

This is a likable story but I felt it lacked direction and ended abruptly, without any closure. The author tells a fragmentary story of her life and then all of a sudden she started writing about her interest in fashion and then BOOM, it's over. Seemed like a lazy ending. But otherwise I really liked her comparisons of European and Iranian life.

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marishkajuko
Oct 01, 2011

Even better than Persepolis, in my opinion. Highly recommended.

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Oct 01, 2011

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