September 20, 2011
September 20, 2011
From the internationally acclaimed author of Blankets (“A triumph for the genre.”—Library Journal), a highly anticipated new graphic novel.
Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection.
At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.
Craig Thompson, known for his graphic novel BLANKETS, broadens the scope of his storytelling with the remarkable and beautiful tome HABIBI. In his story about a young Saudi girl named Dodola and her younger brother, Zam, (though she calls him "Habibi," which means "my darling"), Thompson tackles big and tough topics like religious tolerance, environmental destruction, and child prostitution, as well as more ephemeral topics like alchemy and spiritual anxiety. When perverse and powerful men kidnap Dodola, Zam launches an epic quest rescue his sister. Drawn in stunning black ink, HABIBI is a gorgeous graphic novel that tells a moving and complex story.
- Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels
- Subgenre: General
- Language: English
- Author: Craig Thompson
- Online Item #: 13610982
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-4261
- ISBN: 9780375424144
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported