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The bird king, G. Willow Wilson

Label
The bird king
Title
The bird king
Statement of responsibility
G. Willow Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A concubine in the royal court of Granada at the height of the Spanish Inquisition and her mapmaker friend risk their lives to escape when the latter is accused of sorcery
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10760056
Cataloging source
DLC
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1982-
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Wilson, G. Willow
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Cartographers
  • Inquisition
  • Spain
  • Voyages and travels
Target audience
adult
Label
The bird king, G. Willow Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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 Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780802129031
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018045952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042097921
Label
The bird king, G. Willow Wilson
Publication
Copyright
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 Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780802129031
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018045952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042097921

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