The Terrible Threes

The Terrible Threes

by Ishmael Reed

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Overview

With offbeat humor and on-target social criticism, Ishmael Reed presents in "The Terrible Threes" a vision of America in the not-too-distant future, a portrait of a fairy tale gone awry. Opening on Thanksgiving Day in the late 1990s--three years after the former fashion-model president was laughed out of office for admitting that Saint Nicholas knew more about the workings of the executive branch than he did--the White House is implicated in a plot to rid America of its surplus people and the Third World of its nuclear weapons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564782243
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 08/01/1999
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ishmael Reed is the author of over twenty-five books including Mumbo Jumbo, The Last Days of Louisiana Red, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down and Juice!. He is also a publisher, television producer, songwriter, radio and television commentator, lecturer, and has long been devoted to exploring an alternative black aesthetic: the trickster tradition, or Neo-Hoodooism as he calls it. Founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley for over thirty years, retiring in 2005. In 2003, he received the coveted Otto Award for political theater.

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Max Roach

"Ishmael Reed is the Charlie Parker of American fiction."

Trey Ellis

"Hilarious! Race through this book in a public place only if you don't mind laughing and spitting on yourself in front of strangers."

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