Alif the unseen

by Wilson, G. Willow, 1982-

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Summary
In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients{u2014}dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups{u2014}from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif{u2014}the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind. The aristocratic woman Alif loves has jilted him for a prince chosen by her parents, and his computer has just been breached by the state's electronic security force, putting his clients and his own neck on the line. Then it turns out his lover's new fianceĢ is the Hand of God," as they call the head of state security, and his henchmen come after Alif, driving him underground. When Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the secret book of the jinn, which both he and the Hand suspect may unleash a new level of information technology, the stakes are raised and Alif must struggle for life or death, aided by forces seen and unseen. With shades of Neal Stephenson, Philip Pullman, and The Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseen is a tour de force debut{u2014}a sophisticated melting pot of ideas, philosophy, technology, and spirituality smuggled inside an irresistible page-turner.
Contents
The five types of Jinn
Author G. Willow Wilson, on writing Alif the Unseen
An interview with G. Willow Wilson on fantasy in dictatorships, cross-cultural uniderstanding, and the Arab Spring.

Additional Information
Subjects Hackers Fiction
Magic Fiction
Literature
Fiction
Middle East Fiction.
Electronic books.
Romance fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher LaVergne :Grove/Atlantic, Inc.,2012
Grove Atlantic2012
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780802194626
9780802194626
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