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Alif the unseen

Author: G Willow Wilson
Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st edView 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: Science fiction
Electronic books
Action and adventure fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilson, G. Willow, 1982-
Alif the unseen.
New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2012
(DLC) 2012533799
(OCoLC)768792521
Named Person: A Andrae
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Willow Wilson
OCLC Number: 1085906935
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2019. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (Regional Book) 2013
Winner of Middle East Book Awards (Youth Literature) 2012
Runner-up for John W. Campbell Memorial Award 2013
Commended for Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2012
Short-listed for Locus Awards (First Novel) 2013
Short-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (Fiction) 2013
Description: 1 online resource (433 pages) : map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: G. Willow Wilson.

Abstract:

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 fianceé is 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.

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