Chicken with Plums
“Chicken with Plums is a feast you’ll devour.”
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.
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Review: Chicken with PlumsUser Review - Goodreads
Crushed this book in a single sitting today (tho it's a graphic novel, so that's not at all difficult) and was just devastated by that ending. Ostensibly the story of a musician who gives up on life ... Read full review
Review: Chicken with PlumsUser Review - Adrianne Mathiowetz - Goodreads
Beautifully illustrated -- a lot of the pages feel like woodcuts you'd find dustily framed in a bookish antique shop, and beautifully composed -- in a series of days leading up to a man's death by ... Read full review