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The bird king

Author: G Willow Wilson; Tom Daly; Richard Davis; Afkham Darbandi
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019. ©2019
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Willow Wilson; Tom Daly; Richard Davis; Afkham Darbandi
ISBN: 9781432867195 1432867199
OCLC Number: 1090282311
Description: 561 pages (large print) ; 2 3 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print basic
Responsibility: by G. Willow Wilson ; [Epigraph translation Richard Davis and Afkham Darbandi, from The Conference of the Birds by Attar ; Endpapers by Tom Daly].

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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 story of Fatima, a concubine in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker. Hassan has a secret--he can draw maps of places he's never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan's surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realizing that she will see Hassan's gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule. With their freedoms at stake, what will Fatima risk to save Hassan and escape the palace walls? As Fatima and Hassan traverse Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety, The Bird King asks us to consider what love is and the price of freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate.

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