English Version Of Marjane Satrapi’s ‘The Sigh’ Hitting The States In November
Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
As Marjane Satrapi‘s latest work, the cinematic adaptation of her beloved Chicken With Plums, makes splashes on this year’s Fall film festival circuit, one of her most adored works has finally found a state-side release date.
Archaia Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing the English-language version of the writer’s praised work, The Sigh during the month of November. The piece clocks in at 56 pages in length, and with the price tag of $10.95, it is definitely a must-own for fans of graphic novels or Satrapi alike.
This writer being a huge fan of Satrapi’s work, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to see The Sigh finally hit the States. It sounds like a fantastic piece (synopsis can be found below), and is one that should make huge waves when it hits.
Here’s the synopsis (click image above for full cover art):
Following its debut in France and Spain, U.S. fans of Satrapi’s work have waited patiently forThe Sigh to arrive in the U.S. The Sigh follows Rose, one of three daughters of a rich merchant who always brings gifts for his girls from the market. One day Rose asks for the seed of a blue bean, but her father fails to find one for her. She lets out a sigh in resignation, and her sigh attracts the Sigh, a mysterious being that brings the seed she desired to the merchant. But every debt has to be paid, and every gift has a price, and the Sigh returns a year later to take the merchant’s daughter to a secret and distant palace.