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Persepolis Chapter 16

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Chapter 16

The Passport

  • Uncle Taher has a heart attack, and the family rushes to the hospital.
  • He needs open heart surgery, but in order to get that, he needs a passport to get to England. Getting a passport in Iran is harder than getting to the front of the line at the It's a Small World ride at Disney World.
  • Marji's dad has connections, however, and knows a man named Khosro, who makes fake passports.
  • Unfortunately, a refugee girl, Niloufar, that Khosro is keeping, gets caught and executed, prompting Khosro to flee to Sweden. He never makes the passport.
  • Uncle Taher dies, is buried, and his real passport arrives the same day.

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