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Embroideries - Marjane Satrapi, Anjali Singh
Embroideries
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From the best–selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane’s tough–talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors for an afternoon... show more
From the best–selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. Embroideries gathers together Marjane’s tough–talking grandmother, stoic mother, glamorous and eccentric aunt and their friends and neighbors for an afternoon of tea drinking and talking. Naturally, the subject turns to love, sex and the vagaries of men.As the afternoon progresses, these vibrant women share their secrets, their regrets and their often outrageous stories about, among other things, how to fake one’s virginity, how to escape an arranged marriage, how to enjoy the miracles of plastic surgery and how to delight in being a mistress. By turns revealing and hilarious, these are stories about the lengths to which some women will go to find a man, keep a man or, most important, keep up appearances. Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some fascinating women, whose life stories and lovers will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from our own, is sure to bring smiles of recognition to the faces of women everywhere—and to teach us all a thing or two.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375714672 (0375714677)
ASIN: 375714677
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Embroideries
Embroideries, I think. Maybe they just talk embroidery while discussing other things, I think. Cause that would be me. Nope, this is all about the sex livexs and complications of the lives of Iranian women and their different experiences of sex, marriage and love in Iran.This is not a continuation...
veeral
veeral rated it
A funny little romp through the sex lives of Iranian women by the author of a more serious work, [b:Persepolis|991197|Persepolis|Marjane Satrapi|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327876995s/991197.jpg|13344769]. [b:Embroideries|9526|Embroideries|Marjane Satrapi|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320500258s/9...
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
Hmm...which shelf to file this on? Between this and The Proof of the Honey, I need only one more book before I add a "Arab-not-quite-erotica" shelf.This isn't erotica, of course. There's nothing even remotely erotic about older Iranian women sitting around laughing about being married off as teena...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Embroideries
Embroideries, I think. Maybe they just talk embroidery while discussing other things, I think. Cause that would be me. Nope, this is all about the sex livexs and complications of the lives of Iranian women and their different experiences of sex, marriage and love in Iran.This is not a continuation o...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
4.0 Embroideries
Another great graphic novel from Marjane Satrapi. An easy read that can be read on your commute home from work. This book provides an enlightening and humorous look into the sex lives of Iranian women. This book shows how different Iranian customs are, but also shows how similar all women are no ...
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