Chicken With Plums (2006) Satrapi ( Persepolis ) imagines the final days of her great-uncle Nasser Ali Khan. A famous musician, he turns suicidal after his wife smashes his… 2006-10-03 Fiction Pantheon
Book Review

Chicken With Plums (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 03, 2006; Writer: Marjane Satrapi; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Pantheon

Satrapi (Persepolis) imagines the final days of her great-uncle Nasser Ali Khan. A famous musician, he turns suicidal after his wife smashes his irreplaceable tar, a Persian percussion instrument given to him years ago by a teacher.

For Fans of...
The author's trademark B&W tales of middle-class Iranians.

Does It Deliver?
This wistful life story is a welcome return to form for Satrapi after last year's smirky Embroideries.

Originally posted Sep 22, 2006 Published in issue #899 Sep 29, 2006 Order article reprints