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Marzi: A memoir - Marzena Sowa
Marzi: A memoir
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“I am Marzi, born in 1979, ten years before the end of communism in Poland. My father works at a factory, my mother at a dairy. Social problems are at their height. Empty stores are our daily bread.I’m scared of spiders and the world of adults doesn’t seem like a walk in the park.”Told from a... show more
“I am Marzi, born in 1979, ten years before the end of communism in Poland. My father works at a factory, my mother at a dairy. Social problems are at their height. Empty stores are our daily bread.I’m scared of spiders and the world of adults doesn’t seem like a walk in the park.”Told from a young girl’s perspective, Marzena Sowa’s memoir of a childhood shaped by politics feels remarkably fresh and immediate. Structured as a series of vignettes that build on one another, MARZI is a compelling and powerful coming-of-age story that portrays the harsh realities of life behind the Iron Curtain while maintaining the everyday wonders and curiosity of childhood. With open and engaging art by Sylvain Savoia, MARZI is a moving and resonant story of an ordinary girl in turbulent, changing times.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781401229597 (140122959X)
ASIN: 140122959X
Publisher: Vertigo
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: Marzi
In my quest to explore graphic novels, I came across this beauty. I loved the cover, a bitter child clutching her stuffed rabbit in full color while a group of soldiers cluster in the gray behind. I expected a book full of such contradiction, a book that would tug at my heart. Despite the implicatio...
megancsparks
megancsparks rated it
A very interesting look at a time period and place I am mostly unfamiliar with. I enjoyed the art style and the vignette style of storytelling. It got a bit heavy politically in the end which jarred with other points in the book when Marzi seemed very unfamiliar with politics. Still, a very worthwhi...
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