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Cairo
by G. Willow Wilson and M. K. Perker

Overview - Set in modern-day Cairo, this magical thriller follows four humans and a genie as they navigate the citys streets and spiritual underworld to find a stolen hooka sought by a vengeful gangster-magician. This original fable is written by journalist G.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Set in modern-day Cairo, this magical thriller follows four humans and a genie as they navigate the citys streets and spiritual underworld to find a stolen hooka sought by a vengeful gangster-magician. This original fable is written by journalist G. Willow Wilson and illustrated by Turkish artist M.K. Perker.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781401211400
  • ISBN-10: 1401211402
  • Publisher: Vertigo
  • Publish Date: November 2007
  • Page Count: 160


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Allure of the pharaohs

Also laced with humor, but in a much more serious setting, is Cairo, written by G. Willow Wilson with art by M.K. Perker. With vivid, painterly artwork and a twisty plot that includes everything from demons and genies to drug runners and Israeli soldiers, the book sets its magic-realist tale of adventure and enlightenment in the context of the always volatile Middle East. A teenage Lebanese-American boy finds himself with a genie for a guardian/instructor, which is handy because he's unwittingly stumbled into the middle of a centuries-old battle between good and evil for control of an ancient wooden box and its mysterious contents. The smart, witty but sensitive writing is nuanced enough that the story never upsets the balance between reverence and entertainment.

 
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