Lost Everything

Lost Everything

Brian Francis Slattery

Brian Francis Slattery

From the author of the critically acclaimed literary SF novels Spaceman Blues and Liberation comes an incandescent and thrilling post-apocalyptic tale in the vein of 1984 or The Road.In the not-distant-enough future, a man takes a boat trip up the Susquehanna River with his most trusted friend, intent on reuniting with his son. But the man is pursued by an army, and his own harrowing past; and the familiar American landscape has been savaged by war and climate change until it is nearly unrecognizable.Lost Everything is a stunning novel about family and faith, what we are afraid may come to be, and how to wring hope from hopelessness.Lost Everything is the winner of the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award.Winner of the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award
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The Family Hightower

The Family Hightower

Brian Francis Slattery

Brian Francis Slattery

*** Named a Kirkus Reviews Starred Title in Their 10/01/14 Issue ***In 1968 two boys are born into a large family, both named for their grandfather, Peter Henry Hightower. One boy--Peter--grows up in Africa and ends up a journalist in Granada. The other--Petey--becomes a minor criminal, first in Cleveland and then in Kiev. In 1995, Petey runs afoul of his associates and disappears. But the criminals, bent on revenge, track down the wrong cousin, and the Peter in Granada finds himself on the run. He bounces from one family member to the next, piecing together his cousin's involvement in international crime while learning the truth about his family's complicated history. Along the way the original Peter Henry Hightower's story is revealed, until it catches up with that of his children, revealing how Peter and Petey have been living in their grandfather's shadow all along.The novel takes a look at capitalism and organized crime in the 20th century, the legend...
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