Ali Dubyiah and the Forty Thieves

Title Details

Pages: 144

Trim size: 5.000in x 7.500in



Pub Date: 10/20/2006

ISBN: 9-781-5883-8202-3

List Price: $17.95


NewSouth Books

Ali Dubyiah and the Forty Thieves

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  • Description
Told from a vantage point of long ago and far away, Ali Dubyiah and the Forty Thieves reconstructs—from the recently discovered journals of Ibrahim Barzouni—the tale of the ruler George W. "Dubyiah" Fratbush, son of the earlier monarch Wimpbush, and the Fall of the American Empire. After Ali Dubyiah ascends to the kingship, his lust for power draws him into a gambit to take possession of the world, together with his band of thieves—including Dick Chaingang, Donald Rumsfailed, and Paul Werewolf. But how long can Ali Dubyiah lie, cheat, and steal before his subjects rise up against him?

About the Author/Editor

JOHN EGERTON (1935-2013) had been a “professional South-watcher” for half a century. Beginning in high school in the 1950s, through two years in the U.S. Army, five years earning two college degrees, five more as a college news bureau reporter, six as a magazine writer, and for the past thirty-five years as an independent journalist and author, he seldom strayed far from his life’s work: following the social and cultural, political and economic trends that forever have made the American South the unique place that it is, for better and worse. Until the publication of Ali Dubyiah and the Forty Thieves, all his published writing, including more than fifteen books, has been classified as nonfiction. He called his new book "a fable ... a parable ... a cautionary tale" in the genre of "political science-fiction," and claimed that he "did not so much author it as synthesize it from hundreds of sources, compile it, and become by default the one to present it to the reading public. Fables don’t have authors. They’re found, heard, passed down."