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Alif the unseen

Author: G Willow Wilson
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients--dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups--from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Electronic books
Fiction
Love stories
Suspense fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilson, G. Willow, 1982-
Alif the unseen
(OCoLC)820531288
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Willow Wilson
ISBN: 9780802194626 0802194621
OCLC Number: 881684606
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in 2012. Reprinted in paperback in 2013 with added information and an interview aith the author (p. 434-456).
Description: 1 online resource (456 pages) : map
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.
Responsibility: G. Willow Wilson.

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"In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients--dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups--from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif, 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 fiance ̌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"--Dust jacket flap.

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