The Bird King G. Willow Wilson

The Bird King

Author: G. Willow Wilson
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Book Title
The Bird King
Author
G. Willow Wilson
ISBN
9780802129031
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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: G. Willow WilsonPublisher: Grove PressPublished: 03/12/2019ISBN: 9780802129031Pages: 440Weight: 1.15lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.90w x 1.50dReview Citations: BookPage 03/01/2019Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/01/2018 pg. 43Publishers Weekly 12/10/2018Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2019 pg. 32Booklist 01/01/2019 pg. 50Foreword 02/26/2019Shelf Awareness 03/12/2019School Library Journal 05/01/2019 pg. 39

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.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: G. Willow Wilson
Publisher: Grove Press
Published: 03/12/2019
ISBN: 9780802129031
Pages: 440
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.90w x 1.50d

Review Citations: BookPage 03/01/2019
Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/01/2018 pg. 43
Publishers Weekly 12/10/2018
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2019 pg. 32
Booklist 01/01/2019 pg. 50
Foreword 02/26/2019
Shelf Awareness 03/12/2019
School Library Journal 05/01/2019 pg. 39

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.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: G. Willow Wilson
Publisher: Grove Press
Published: 03/12/2019
ISBN: 9780802129031
Pages: 440
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.90w x 1.50d

Review Citations: BookPage 03/01/2019
Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/01/2018 pg. 43
Publishers Weekly 12/10/2018
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2019 pg. 32
Booklist 01/01/2019 pg. 50
Foreword 02/26/2019
Shelf Awareness 03/12/2019
School Library Journal 05/01/2019 pg. 39