The Resource A childhood in the middle east, 1978-1984 : The Arab of the Future Series, Book 1., Riad Sattouf, (electronic resource)

A childhood in the middle east, 1978-1984 : The Arab of the Future Series, Book 1., Riad Sattouf, (electronic resource)

Label
A childhood in the middle east, 1978-1984 : The Arab of the Future Series, Book 1.
Title
A childhood in the middle east, 1978-1984
Title remainder
The Arab of the Future Series, Book 1.
Statement of responsibility
Riad Sattouf
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Language
eng
Summary
The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators-Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his fatherIn 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 andPersepolis
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TEFOD
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Arab of the Future
Label
A childhood in the middle east, 1978-1984 : The Arab of the Future Series, Book 1., Riad Sattouf, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002463142
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
977527CE-3528-4721-A314-2330A30B6382
System control number
977527CE-3528-4721-A314-2330A30B6382
Label
A childhood in the middle east, 1978-1984 : The Arab of the Future Series, Book 1., Riad Sattouf, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002463142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
977527CE-3528-4721-A314-2330A30B6382
System control number
977527CE-3528-4721-A314-2330A30B6382
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