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The penultimate installment in the bestselling French graphic memoir series hailed as exuisitely illustrated and irresistible covering the years of Riad Sattouf's adolescence from 1987 1992In the fourth volume of The Arab of the Future little Riad has grown into a teenager In the previous books his childhood was complicated by the pull of his two cultures French and Syrian and his parents' deteriorating relationship Now his father Adbel Razak has left to take a job in Saudi Arabia and after making a pilgrimage to Mecca turns increasingly towards religion But after following him from place to place and living for years under the harsh conditions of his impoverished village Riad's mother Clementine has had enough Refusing to live in a country where women have no rights she returns with her children to live in France with her own mother until Abdel Razak shows up unexpectedly to drag the family on yet another journeyAs the series builds to a climax we see Riad struggle with problems both universal bullies at school and specific his mother's sudden illness the judgment of his religious relatives And as Abdel Razak returns again to the same fantastical dreams he pursued in previous books we see him becomeandunhinged until ultimately he crosses the line from idealism to fanaticism leading to a dramatic breaking pointFull of the same gripping storytelling and lush visual style for which Sattouf's previous works have won numerous awards The Arab of the Future 4 continues the saga of the Sattouf family and their peripatetic life in France and the Middle EastThe penultimate installment in the bestselling French graphic memoir series hailed as exuisitely illustrated and irresistible covering the years of Riad Sattouf's adolescence from 1987 1992In the fourth volume of The Arab of the Future little Riad has grown into a teenager In the previous books his childhood was complicated by the pull of his two cultures French and Syrian and his parents' deteriorating relationship Now his father Adbel Razak has left to take a job in Saudi Arabia and after making a pilgrimage to Mecca turns increasingly towards religion But after following him from place to place and living for years under the harsh conditions of his impoverished village Riad's mother Clementine has had enough Refusing to live in a country where women have no rights she returns with her children to live in France with her own mother until Abdel Razak shows up unexpectedly to drag the family on yet another journeyAs the series builds to a climax we see Riad struggle with problems both universal bullies at school and specific his mother's sudden illness the judgment of his religious relatives And as Abdel Razak returns again to the same fantastical dreams he pursued in previous books we see him becomeandunhinged until ultimately he crosses the line from idealism to fanaticism leading to a dramatic breaking pointFull of the same gripping storytelling and lush visual style for which Sattouf's previous works have won numerous awards The Arab of the Future 4 continues the saga of the Sattouf family and their peripatetic life in France and the Middle EastThe penultimate installment in the bestselling French graphic memoir series hailed as exuisitely illustrated and irresistible covering the years of Riad Sattouf's adolescence from 1987 1992In the fourth volume of The Arab of the Future little Riad has grown into a teenager In the previous books his childhood was complicated by the pull of his two cultures French and Syrian and his parents' deteriorating relationship Now his father Adbel Razak has left to take a job in Saudi Arabia and after making a pilgrimage to Mecca turns increasingly towards religion But after following him from place to place and living for years under the harsh conditions of his impoverished village Riad's mother Clementine has had enough Refusing to live in a country where women have no rights she returns with her children to live in France with her own mother until Abdel Razak shows up unexpectedly to drag the family on yet another journeyAs the series builds to a climax we see Riad struggle with problems both universal bullies at school and specific his mother's sudden illness the judgment of his religious relatives And as Abdel Razak returns again to the same fantastical dreams he pursued in previous books we see him becomeandunhinged until ultimately he crosses the line from idealism to fanaticism leading to a dramatic breaking pointFull of the same gripping storytelling and lush visual style for which Sattouf's previous works have won numerous awards The Arab of the Future 4 continues the saga of the Sattouf family and their peripatetic life in France and the Middle East