Cairo

Cairo

By (artist) M. K. Perker , By (author) G. Willow Wilson

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Written by G. Willow Wilson Art and cover by M.K. Perker The original graphic novel by breakout talent G. Willow Wilson, a Cairo-based journalist, with art by renowned illustrator M.K. Perker, is now available in trade paperback! The creative team behind the new monthly series AIR brings together ancient and modern Middle East with a Vertigo twist. A stolen hookah, a spiritual underworld and a genie on the run change the lives of five strangers forever in this modern fable set on the streets of the Middle East's largest metropolis. This magical-realism thriller interweaves the fates of a drug runner, a down-on-his-luck journalist, an American expatriate, a young activist and an Israeli soldier as they race through bustling present-day Cairo to find an artifact of unimaginable power, one protected by a dignified jinn and sought by a wrathful gangster-magician. But the vastness of Africa's legendary City of Victory extends into a spiritual realm - the Undernile - and even darker powers lurk there...Don't miss the incredible graphic novel Publishers Weekly called "lush and energetic...a beautiful book," and The Los Angeles Times Book Review praised as "lyrically beautiful." Advance-solicited; on sale September 24 - 6.875" x 9" 160 pg, B&W, $17.99 US - MATURE READERS

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 172.72 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • 07 Oct 2008
  • DC Comics
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1401217346
  • 9781401217341
  • 214,034

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G. Willow Wilson is a Cairo-based author and journalist. Her articles about modern Islam and the Middle East have appeared in publications such as "The Atlantic Monthly," "The New York Times Magazine" and "The Canada National Post." Wilson studied History and Arabic at Boston University, and has done archival work at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

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