Nylon Road

Nylon Road

A Graphic Memoir of Coming of Age in Iran

Book - 2009
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A graphic debut by an award-winning artist originally from Teheran depicts the experiences of a young woman growing up under Shiite Law and the poignant struggles that reflect her culture's necessity for freedom. Original.

McMillan Palgrave

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.



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In a story told in graphic novel format, an artist originally from Teheran depicts her experiences of growing up under Shiite Law and life in Switzerland as an adult.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312532864
Branch Call Number: GX BAS
Characteristics: 127 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wiesel, Miriam
Go, Teresa

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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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