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  • ISBN: 9780802129031
  • ISBN: 080212903X
  • Physical Description: 403 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2019]

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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.
Hassan, palace mapmaker in the royal court of Granada, 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, a concubine in the court, 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? Traversing Spain with the help of a clever jinn to find safety, what is the price of of their freedom? -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Cartographers Fiction
Inquisition Spain Fiction
Voyages and travels Fiction
FANTASY
FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
Cartographers
Inquisition
Voyages and travels
Spain History 711-1516 Fiction
Spain
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fiction.
History.
Romance fiction.
Love stories.
Romance fiction.
Fantasy fiction.