Cairo: A Graphic Novel by G. Willow Wilson, Travis Lanham

Cairo: A Graphic Novel

by G. Willow Wilson, Travis Lanham


3.79 · 14 ratings · Published: 07 Nov 2007

Cairo: A Graphic Novel by G. Willow Wilson, Travis Lanham
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.

CAIRO interweaves the fates of a drug runner, a down-on-his-luck journalist, an American expatriate, a troubled young student, 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...

Written by journalist G. Willow Wilson (Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Cairo Magazine) and drawn by award-winning illustrator M.K. Perker (The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal), this magical-realist thriller brings together the ancient and modern Middle East.

"Chock full of brilliant ideas drawn from the mythology and legends of the Middle East, deftly reinterpreted and modernized by Wilson's agile and whimsical mind and Perker's impressive craft." - Bill Willingham, creator and writer of FABLES

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