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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.