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Author Wilson, G. Willow, 1982-
Title Alif the unseen / G. Willow Wilson.
Published New York : Grove Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  PS3623.I5476 A75 2012    IN LIBRARY
 Generously Provided By: Tish Fogarty & David SvabodaSharon Fogarty Young Readers' Collection Bookplate Image 
Edition 1st ed.
Description 433 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Note Map on endpapers.
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 fianceƩ 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.
Local Note Tish Fogarty & David Svaboda; Endowment; 2013.
Subject Hackers -- Fiction.
Middle East -- Fiction.
Genre Adventure fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Collection Title Fogarty Endowment.
ISBN 9780802120205 (trade) : $25.00
0802120202 (trade) : $25.00
OCLC number 768792521