Habibi, by Craig Thompson.
If you like graphic novels that is...
...and if you don't mind seeing some pretty harsh realities like an arabic girl married off at age nine, sold into slavery and later becoming a prostitute to survive. If you love the tales from 1001 Nights, you will probably love this book. It is... amazing. Both the art and the story. And, it's huge! 665 pages with a gorgeous hard-cover and a small index in the back.
Here's a review on it. You can see some of the amazing pages here.
I opened it up last night and couldn't stop until I reached the last page.