Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 by

NewSouth Books is pleased to announce the release of Ali Dubyiah and the Forty Thieves by John Egerton. With the November election just around the corner, now’s a great time to check out this startling and hilarious political fable.

Told from a vantage point of long ago and far away, Ali Dubyiah and the Forty Thieves reconstructs 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. Donning his warrior’s garb, Dubyiah battles the evil Saddam Gomorrah and Osama bin Hiden, but how long can Ali Dubyiah lie, cheat, and steal before his subjects rise up against him?

Ali Dubyiah and the Forty Thieves is available now from NewSouth Books,, or your favorite local or online book retailer.