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~~Absurd parallel Trumps author

It could all be an exercise in mind games or a canny marketing ploy, but novelist, poet and dramatist Davide A Cottone is adamant that both suggestions are absurd.
“Anything you read in my book that might be a parallel to The Donald’s life is purely coincidental,” he said.
In his book Shriek: an absurd novel, Mr Cottone said the apparent parallels to Donald Trump were numerous.
“Aleph McNaught, the protagonist in Shriek, mirrors Trump as the archetypal businessman in real estate investment and development. He builds hotels, casinos and golf courses and drains swamps to help amass enough wealth to enter politics and lay the foundations of a new world order,” he said.
“Aleph’s Army for Armageddon (AAA Party) enters the election as the underdog and is swept into power on the backs of ‘the forgotten people’.
“One big difference is that Aleph has mental issues, is often delusional and has symptoms of a multiple personality disorder.
“Aleph McNaught becomes the face on the fantasy world Umbugumbuland’s cryptocurrency.”
Mr Cottone said the other big difference was that Aleph proposed a scenario that unravels the presidency in the aftermath of the election.
“That scenario may well provide a solution to the dilemma of the presidency as well as a foundation stone for the establishment of a new world order.”
More on Shriek: an absurd novel can be found at and the book can be purchased directly from the website, in book stores or online in print and as an eBook through Amazon KDP.
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P.I.E.Books:        Davide A Cottone.  (Author, playwright and poet)


Davide A Cottone, as an historical fiction writer, playwright and poet, delves deeply into personal experiences as he witnesses them unravelling in the world around him and around the world of others. With his forty years experience as a teacher in Australia, Papua New Guinea, China and Hong Kong and formal qualifications of an MA in applied linguistics, Davide has the skills as well as the stories which are all based on real life experiences.


He has published three full length novels, five musicals, four plays and two collections of his poetry. After his great success with his other historical fiction novel, canecutter, where Davide captured the migrant experience of new Australians in the canefields between 1924 and 1985, the author insisted another historical fiction was the best way to get his message across in his next novel, Vietnam … Viet-Bloody-Nam.


More on Vietnam … Viet-Bloody-Nam and other work by the author can be found on the P.I.E. Books website: and the book can be purchased directly from the website, in bookstores or online where the book is being distributed globally as POD and as an eBook. The author is happy to communicate with anyone who has an interest in the topic by email: [email protected] or by phone on 0408709094.




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multiple personalities, psychological novel, forgotten people, absurd genre, satire, existentialism, nihilism, absurdism, Trump parallel, social political economic technological and religious upheaval,manifesto for a new world order, cryptocurrency




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