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The Resource The Arab of the future : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984), Riad Sattouf ; translated by Sam Taylor

The Arab of the future : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984), Riad Sattouf ; translated by Sam Taylor

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The Arab of the future : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984)
Title
The Arab of the future
Title remainder
a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984)
Statement of responsibility
Riad Sattouf ; translated by Sam Taylor
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In striking, virtuoso graphic style that captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fervor of political idealism, Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria--but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation. Riad, delicate and wide-eyed, follows in the trail of his mismatched parents; his mother, a bookish French student, is as modest as his father is flamboyant. Venturing first to the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab State and then joining the family tribe in Homs, Syria, they hold fast to the vision of the paradise that always lies just around the corner. And hold they do, though food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and with locks banned, the Sattoufs come home one day to discover another family occupying their apartment. The ultimate outsider, Riad, with his flowing blond hair, is called the ultimate insult... Jewish. And in no time at all, his father has come up with yet another grand plan, moving from building a new people to building his own great palace. Brimming with life and dark humor, The Arab of the Future reveals the truth and texture of one eccentric family in an absurd Middle East, and also introduces a master cartoonist in a work destined to stand alongside Maus and Persepolis"--
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Sattouf, Riad
Dewey number
  • 741.5/69092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NC1499.S337
LC item number
A2 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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1970-
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Taylor, Sam
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  • Sattouf, Riad
  • Cartoonists
  • Middle East
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The Arab of the future : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984), Riad Sattouf ; translated by Sam Taylor
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18583700
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9781627793445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014041152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
Label
The Arab of the future : a graphic memoir : a childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984), Riad Sattouf ; translated by Sam Taylor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18583700
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9781627793445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014041152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)

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