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The bird king

Author: G Willow Wilson
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First edition.; First Grove Atlantic hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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From award-winning author G. Willow Wilson, The Bird King is an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition. G. Willow Wilson's debut novel Alif the Unseen was an NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and it established her as a vital American Muslim literary voice. Now she delivers The Bird King , a stunning new novel that tells the
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Fiction
History
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilson, G. Willow, 1982- author.
Bird king
New York : Grove Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018048382
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Willow Wilson
ISBN: 9780802129031 080212903X 9781611856361 1611856361
OCLC Number: 1042097921
Description: 403 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: G. Willow Wilson.

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A jubilant story of love versus power, religion versus faith, and freedom versus safety, from the award-winning author of Alif the Unseen.  Read more...

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A gorgeous, ambitious meditation on faith, platonic love, magic and even storytelling itself, with a trio of unforgettable personalities serving as its beating, endlessly vital heart. The Bird King Read more...

 
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