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The Resource Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson

Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson

Label
Alif the unseen
Title
Alif the unseen
Statement of responsibility
G. Willow Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
  • World Fantasy Award, 2013.
  • Middle East Book Award, Youth Literature Winner, 2012
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10114114
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, G. Willow
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • [Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I5476
LC item number
A75 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hackers
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
Label
Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
433 pages
Isbn
9780802120205
Isbn Type
(trade)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 768792521
  • (OCoLC)768792521
Label
Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
433 pages
Isbn
9780802120205
Isbn Type
(trade)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 768792521
  • (OCoLC)768792521

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