Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Join us to read and discuss Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Professor Kathy Cain, Psychology

Welcome back, everyone! If you're already dreading to go outside due to the cold or are feeling stressed by classes, take a break, de-stress, and join us in reading Alif the Unseen for fun on February 26 at 7 pm in Musselman Library. 

The book discussion is a fun, easy way to take a break and enjoy a new book with others.  Professor Kathy Cain, Associate Professor of Psychology, will guide our discussion.

You also get a free copy, courtesy of Friends of Musselman Library.

Sign-up online by Wednesday, February 19. 

Alif the Unseen
 “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 fiancĂ© 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.” Book description courtesy of the publisher.

For more about the book, read G. Willow Wilson on writing Alif the Unseen.


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