Dues - The Coming of Allie Cohen

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1960s & '70s,1980s & '90s

Arnold Heller

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God sends a messiah to teach the people how to live in peace and prosperity. Will the people recognize and exalt the prophet or will they fail? Allie Cohen, with the support of his wonderful wife and famous movie star mistress, moves around the world to resolve conflicts and extinguish hatred.


Historical Fiction,Political,Religious

Short Summary

Allie Cohen, a social studies teacher, is tapped by God to be a prophet. The Angel Gabriel, the narrator, assists Allie in his mission. Cohen, a happily married man, becomes associated with Carole Herman, the #1 actress / singer in world who joins Allie in his mission to bring peace to the world.

Cohen, after winning Nobel Peace Prize, decides money moves life and tries to become rich to finance positive change. He gives up his quest and instead becomes the first Metro-wide Mayor of Atlanta to bring the people together. His victory sets up a clash with antagonist Eddie White, a black man.


Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Israel, Egypt - set mostly against the Reagan era backdrop.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Quest,Rags to Riches,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Allie Cohen

Age: 0 - 41

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Empathetic,Heroic,Educated,Sexy,Selfless,Outspoken,Funny,Romantic,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Sarah Kartzman Cohen

Age: 20 - 40

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Underdog,Sexy,Selfless,Funny,Romantic,Sarcastic,Masculine,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Carole Herman

Age: 35 - 40

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Engaging,Empathetic,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Sexy,Patriotic,Funny,Romantic,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

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About The Author

see web site www.arnoldheller.org/vita

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Xlibris

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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