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The Terrible Threes

Reed, Ishmael

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ISBN 10: 0689118937 / ISBN 13: 9780689118937
Published by Atheneum, New York, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Near fine in wrappers with slight crease to front and lower corner of front panel and first few pages (hardly discernible). Inscribed by author on one of the front pages. Uncorrected advance proof. Bookseller Inventory # b32882

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Title: The Terrible Threes

Publisher: Atheneum, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Sott Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: Signed First Edition Uncorrected Proof.

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Depicts a futuristic America where a lame-duck president leaves office and the White House devises a plan to get rid of surplus citizens.

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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