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Radical Readers

Radical Readers.... Texts that Changed the World

A monthly reading/discussion group held at the Gryphon Cafe (across the street from the church).  It's always a lively discussion, and involves people from the church and from the community.

Tuesday April 25th, 7:00 p.m. at the Gryphon Café.

This month we are venturing into a new literary genre, the graphic novel! We will read The Complete Persepolis by Mar- jane Statrapi. In this highly acclaimed memoir-in- comic-strips, Satrapi tells the story of her unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her home-coming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up. Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom--Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today. Come join us for a guaranteed lively discussion!