Monday, January 05, 2009
The Duke of Dubai by Luigi Falconi
And now the book:
THE DUKE OF DUBAI
In 1974, Lou Falconi, an idealistic 27-year-old, uproots his wife and family from the security of middle-class America to become headmaster of a small oil company school in Dubai, a desolate oil community in the volatile Middle East. Lou soon meets Tim Johnson, an eccentric ex-oilman known as “The Duke,” who initiates Lou to a world of power and wealth.
Intoxicated by the inexhaustible riches of the oil-rich Shaikhdom and the powerful people around him, Lou eagerly follows the Duke on a journey in search of fortune. During this rite of passage, Lou confronts heavily-armed Iranian patrol boats, Yemeni extremists, Arab Jinns (spirits), a likable but ruthless gun-smuggling Bedou (nomad), and finally, a complex scheme by the Duke to obtain immortality. The internal moral struggle, brought about by Lou’s personal quest for wealth and the mystical magnetism of the Duke, tests Lou’s virtue, loyalty and love.
THE BOOK HAS BEEN BANNED IN DUBAI!
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Headline Books, Inc. (May 9, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
BOOK BANNED IN DUBAI
Copyright © Luigi Falconi 2008
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