Cairo by G. Willow Wilson

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Written by G. Willow Wilson Art and cover by M.K. Perker Written by breakout talent G. Willow Wilson, a Cairo-based journalist, and drawn by renowned illustrator M.K. Perker, the original hardcover graphic novel CAIRO is action-adventure that brings the ancient and modern Middle East together with a Vertigo twist! A stolen hookah, a spiritual underworld, and a genie on the run change the lives of five strangers forever in this modern fable set on the streets of the Middle East's largest metropolis! This magical-realism thriller interweaves the fates of a drug runner, a down-on-his luck journalist, an American expatriate, a young activist, and an Israeli soldier as they race through bustling present-day Cairo to find an artifact of unimaginable power, one protected by a dignified jinn and sought by a wrathful gangster-magician. But the vastness of Africa's legendary City of Victory extends into a spiritual realm - the Undernile - and even darker powers lurk there...
 

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Published November 7, 2007 by Vertigo. 160 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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A lush and energetic drawing style makes for a beautiful book, but the plot of this ambitious graphic novel falls short. Wilson, a journalist who has spent many years in the city of the book's

Sep 24 2007 | Read Full Review of Cairo

Publishers Weekly

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A lush and energetic drawing style makes for a beautiful book, but the plot of this ambitious graphic novel falls short.

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Cairo 360

Josh (Wilson) and Renai (Byrne) move into a new house with their three kids one of whom, Dalton (Simpkins), soon slips into a coma.

Mar 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Cairo

Graphic Novel Reporter

She has already moved on to the ongoing series Air --- also from Vertigo, and teaming her up with artist Perker --- and has written for the superhero comic The Outsiders.

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