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Habibi /

by Thompson, Craig.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2011Edition: 4th ed.Description: 655 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780375424144; 0375424148.Subject(s): Refugees -- Comic books, strips, etc | Child slaves -- Comic books, strips, etc | Voyages and travels -- Comic books, strips, etc | Slaves -- Comic books, strips, etc | Interpersonal relations -- Comic books, strips, etc | Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States | Graphic novels | Child slaves | Refugees | Slaves | Interpersonal relations | Voyages and travels | Comic | Graphic novels | Comic books, strips, etc | Comics (Graphic works) | Graphic novels
Contents:
River map -- Veils of darkness -- Raping Eden -- Mirage -- Hand of Fatimah -- Drowning -- Ring of Solomon -- Orphan's prayer -- Start breathing.
Subject: "Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth-and frailty-of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling."--Dust jacket wrap
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From the internationally acclaimed author of Blankets ("A triumph for the genre." -- Library Journal ), a highly anticipated new graphic novel. <br> nbsp; <br> Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts,nbsp;harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth--and frailty--of their connection.<br> nbsp;<br> At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.

River map -- Veils of darkness -- Raping Eden -- Mirage -- Hand of Fatimah -- Drowning -- Ring of Solomon -- Orphan's prayer -- Start breathing.

"Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth-and frailty-of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling."--Dust jacket wrap

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Library Journal Review

Swirling story and swirling Arabic calligraphy interweave in Thompson's masterly follow-up to his multi-award-winning Blankets (2003). Child bride Dolola is sold by her impoverished parents in the Middle East to a clumsy but well-meaning older man who teaches her to read and write. When slavers kill her husband and kidnap her, she manages to escape carrying the dark-skinned baby of another captive. She finds refuge in an abandoned ship stranded in the desert, where she raises little Zam to adolescence, telling him stories and teaching him literacy. Further adventures separate them but reunite them later. As escaped harem prostitute and escaped eunuch, they forge an intimate bond and move into the future. ("Habibi" means "my beloved.") Hopping back and forth in time through an epic landscape encompassing desert, harem, urban slums, and modern industrial clutter, the plot draws on and includes stories stemming from Islam, Judaism, and Christianity that evoke universal themes. Verdict The exquisite beauty and deep magic of this Arabian Nights-style love story cannot be overstated. More mature and psychologically nuanced than Blankets, it's a sure bet for as many awards. With extensive nudity and sexual themes, it is highly recommended for adult collections.-Martha Cornog, Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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