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    Description'I will tell you a story, but it comes with a warning; when you hear it, you will become someone else.' He calls himself Alif, a young man born in a Middle Eastern city that straddles the ancient and modern. When Alif comes into possession of a mysterious book entitled The Thousand and One Days, he discovers a door to another world - a world from a very different time, when old magic was in the ascendant and the djinn walked amongst us. Thus begins an adventure that takes him through the crumbling streets of a once-beautiful city, to uncover the long-forgotten mysteries of the Unseen. Alif is about to become a fugitive. And he is about to unleash a destructive power that will change everything and everyone - starting with Alif himself...


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    Title
    Alif the Unseen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) G. Willow Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 309 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857895691
    ISBN 10: 0857895699
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FJ
    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Libri: AMER3750, ENGM1045
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    06 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    G. Willow Wilson was born in New Jersey in 1982. After graduating with a degree in History and coursework in Arabic language and literature, she moved to Cairo, where she became a contributor to the Egyptian opposition weekly Cairo Magazine until it closed in 2005. She has written for politics and culture blogs across the political spectrum, and has previously written a graphic novel, Cairo, illustrated by M. K. Perker, and a series of comics based on her own experiences, for D.C. Comics.
    Review quote
    An exhilarating techno-thriller but also far more than that... Wilson has created in this rich, literate novel a profound dialogue between tradition and modernity, belief and non-belief, fairy tale and urban reality. --Guardian Brilliant... witty, imaginative and unorthodox in all senses --Observer Among the most original and challenging books of 2012, and my personal pick for at least one major award in 2013. --Guardian Charming and original --Sunday Telegraph Wilson writes beautifully, tells a great story, and even makes computer hackery seem like magic. --Sunday Times A Harry Potter-ish action-adventure romance [that] unfolds against the backdrop of the Arab Spring... Improbably charming... A bookload of wizardry and glee. --New York Times Marvelous... Intoxicating... Hugely entertaining... It doesn't take magical powers to predict it will be one of the year's best-loved books. --Washington Post