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G. Willow Wilson

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G. WILLOW WILSON was born in New Jersey in 1982 and raised in Colorado. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The Butterfly Mosque and the graphic novels Cairo, Air, and Vixen. She divides her time between Cairo and Seattle. Visit her at www.gwillowwilson.com. 
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G. WILLOW WILSON was born in New Jersey in 1982 and raised in Colorado. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The Butterfly Mosque and the graphic novels Cairo, Air, and Vixen. She divides her time between Cairo and Seattle. Visit her at www.gwillowwilson.com. 
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  • Alif the Unseen

    Alif the Unseen
    “G. Willow Wilson has a deft hand with myth and with magic, and the kind of smart, honest writing mind that knits together and bridges cultures and people. You should read what she writes.”—Neil Gaiman, author of Stardust and American Gods “Driven by a hot ionic charge between higher math and Arabian myth, G. Willow Wilson conjures up a tale of literary enchantment, political change, and religious mystery. Open the first page and you will be forced to do its bidding: To read on.”—Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Out of Oz 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 fiancé is the “Hand of God,” as they call 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. With shades of Neal Stephenson, Philip Pullman, and The Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseen is a tour de force debut—a sophisticated melting pot of ideas, philosophy, technology, and spirituality smuggled inside an irresistible page-turner. “[A] Harry Potter-ish action-adventure romance [that] unfolds against the backdrop of the Arab Spring. . . . Improbably charming . . . A bookload of wizardry and glee.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

    The Butterfly Mosque

    The Butterfly Mosque
    A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam
    The Butterfly Mosque, journalist G. Willow Wilson’s remarkable story of converting to Islam and falling in love with an Egyptian man in a volatile post–9/11 world, was praised as “an eye-opening look at a misunderstood and often polarizing faith” (Booklist) and “a tremendously heartfelt, healing crosscultural fusion” (Publishers Weekly). Inspired by her experience during a college Islamic Studies course, Wilson, who was raised an atheist, decides to risk everything to convert to Islam and embark on a fated journey across continents and into an uncertain future. She settles in Cairo, where she attempts to submerge herself in a culture based on her adopted religion and where she meets Omar, a man with a mild resentment of the Western influences in his homeland. They begin a daring relationship that calls into question the very nature of family, belief, and tradition. Torn between the secular West and Muslim East, Wilson records her intensely personal struggle to forge a “third culture” that might accommodate her values without compromising them or the friends and family on both sides of the divide.

    Air Volume 4: A History of the Future

    Air Volume 4: A History of the Future
    Blythe, a young, acrophobic stewardess, discovers a strange, new reality beyond the ordinary world of air travel. In this final AIR volume, Blythe returns to work to find a surprise: the Hyperwing 307, the sleekest and most advanced airship ever built. It will be hers to pilot – if she survives a series of baffling tests. Then, on her way to a final confrontation with the Etesians, Blythe must untangle a mystery surrounding the disappearance of legendary aviator/author Antoine De Saint Exupery and discover the hidden meaning of a lost manuscript by Jules Verne.

  • Vixen: Return of the Lion

    Vixen: Return of the Lion
    On a mission against the mega-mobsters of Intergang, the Justice League makes a stunning discovery revealing the truth behind the death of Vixen's mother. Long ago, poachers were fingered in her murder, but stunning proof arrives exposing the identity of her real killer! And the man responsible is still alive, making a vicious play for power in the homeland Vixen left years ago. This groundbreaking 5-issue miniseries by rising stars G. Willow Wilson (OUTSIDERS: AQUAMAN/METAMORPHO, CAIRO, AIR) and Cafu (Black Panther) plunges the League's animal-powered warrior into a deeply spiritual, but instantly deadly, quest for vengeance - and draws the League itself into the newest chapter of Intergang's ever-expanding race for domination.

    Air Vol. 3: Pureland

    Air Vol. 3: Pureland
    Blythe's first test flight in Clearfleet's new hyperprax plane doesn't go as she planned. Dogged by a strange illness, she arrives at Sky 1 disoriented and off her guard before meeting an old friend who has a secret she is totally unprepared to hear. From there, out of desperatation to unravel the truth from the lies, Blythe makes a dangerous journey to the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan where she’s drawn into a holy war with a bizarre twist. If she wants to learn Zayn's final secret, she will have to survive the conflict. Blythe's prescription drug dependency catches up with her as she fights for her life in Pakistan and her mysterious contact reveals the story behind Zayn's missing years. But will the info be too little, too late? When she arrives in Amsterdam in critical condition, it's up to Amelia to help save her. Determined to find Zayn and force him to man up, Amelia criss-crosses the globe – and the memories of her past.

    Air Vol. 2: Flying Machine

    Air Vol. 2: Flying Machine
    Ladies and gentlemen, there's been a change in our flight plan. You may have heard of a group called the Etesian Front -- vigilantes dedicated to taking the skies back from terrorism. Sounds like a noble cause, right? But there's more to them than meets the eye. They're after someone I know. Someone who is either an average frequent flier -- or a terrorist. And he's got a secret. Something that will change the way we fly -- and the way we see technology -- forever. To find him, we've altered course. We're en route to a country that doesn't exist on any maps. Only one person knows how to get us there: me. My name is Blythe, and I'll be your stewardess today. So buckle your seatbelts -- this will be the flight of your life. In this second volume, Blythe's mysterious rescuer reveals the truth behind one of the most shocking disappearances in aviation history - a secret tied to the origin of hyperprax flight. As the race to find the device begins, Blythe must master her skills as a hyperpract. But her fear of heights may get the better of her. Blythe has traveled through a country that doesn't exist to a dimension of lost things to search for the stranger she's fallen in love with -- a man who may or may not be a terrorist. Now, they will be reunited in the strangest way possible: Trapped in 10-year-old Zayn's body, Blythe will relive his life. The things she'll learn will shock her, and perhaps forever alter her course...

    Aces: Curse of the Red Baron

    Aces: Curse of the Red Baron
    Curse of the Red Baron
    It's World War I. Amidst the bloodshed, a British flying ace and an American infantryman steal a map from the body of the Red Baron, a map they believe leads to his lost treasure. The two adventurers desert their posts and embark on a remarkable quest that leads them into enemy territory, past vanishing islands, secret organizations, and a confrontation with the ghost of the map's previous owner - the Red Baron himself!

  • Air Vol. 1: Letters from Lost Countries

    Air Vol. 1: Letters from Lost Countries
    Ladies and gentlemen, there's been a change in our flight plan. You may have heard of a group called the Etesian Front -- vigilantes dedicated to taking the skies back from terrorism. Sounds like a noble cause, right? But there's more to them than meets the eye. They're after someone I know. Someone who is either an average frequent flier -- or a terrorist. And he's got a secret. Something that will change the way we fly -- and the way we see technology -- forever. To find him, we've altered course. We're en route to a country that doesn't exist on any maps. Only one person knows how to get us there: me. My name is Blythe, and I'll be your stewardess today. So buckle your seatbelts -- this will be the flight of your life.

    The Butterfly Mosque

    The Butterfly Mosque
    A Young Woman's Journey To Love and Islam
    After taking an Islamic Studies course in Boston, G. Willow Wilson quietly found herself adopting the tenets of the religion as her own. This intellectual and emotional exercise created a unique challenge; how could she reconcile a devout and conservative lifestyle with the highly secular society in which she was raised? Taking a leap of faith, Wilson accepted a position to teach English in Cairo, where her guide to the bustling city was a student of astrophysics named Omar. Led by his passions, she discovered a young and moderate nationalist movement that promoted both tolerance and the celebration of identity. Omar's ideas and experiences reflected her own search for meaning and in the tangled thicket of their differences and their similarities, an unlikely romance blossomed. Although Wilson immersed herself in Islamic culture - learning Arabic, worshipping as a Muslim and adopting a veil - she never rejected her Western identity. Drawing together the values of both cultures, she began to move in the world as a liberal and outspoken Muslim woman, a curious mixture of East and West. The Butterfly Mosque is a riveting personal account, an investigation into what it means to have faith in our broken society. It is a rare and important insight into the evolving relationship between the boundaries of contemporary religion and culture.

    Girl Comics

    Girl Comics
    Marvel is proud to bring you a celebration of amazing women in comics with a brand-new anthology created entirely by the most talented and exciting women working in comics today, including Ann Nocenti (DAREDEVIL), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Laura Martin (SECRET INVASION), G. Willow Wilson (Air), Devin Grayson (Nightwing), Stephanie Buscema (WEB OF SPIDER-MAN), and more! With stories featuring your favorite Marvel characters, from the Punisher to Mary Jane, don't miss what will be one of the most talked-about series of the year! Collecting: Girl Comics #1-3

    Mystic

    Mystic
    The Tenth Apprentice
    A Crossgen title reimagined as only Marvel could! Eisner Award-nominated G. WILLOW WILSON (Air, Superman, Cairo) and superstar DAVID LOPEZ (HAWKEYE/MOCKINGBIRD, Catwoman) join forces to bring you the story of two seemingly ordinary orphan girls who find their lives turned upside down by magic. One of them will find herself responsible for saving the world...and the other will become her mortal enemy! COLLECTING: Mystic (2011) 1-4

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