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    Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America (Paperback) By (author) Brian Francis Slattery

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    DescriptionFrom the author of the literary pulp phenomenon "Spaceman Blues" comes a future history cautionary tale, a heist movie in the style of a hippie novel."" "Liberation" is a speculation on life in near-future America after the country suffers an economic cataclysm that leads to the resurgence of ghosts of its past such as the human slave trade. Our heroes are the Slick Six, a group of international criminals who set out to alleviate the worst of these conditions and put America on the road to recovery. "Liberation" is a story about living down the past, personally and nationally; about being able to laugh at the punch line to the long, dark joke of American history. Slattery's prose moves seamlessly between present and past, action and memory. With "Liberation," he celebrates the resilience and ingenuity of the American spirit.

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    Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Francis Slattery
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 299
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780765320469
    ISBN 10: 0765320460

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC21: 813.6
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3619.L375 L53 2008
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Tor Books
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    14 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Brian Francis Slattery edits public-policy publications dealing mostly with economics and economic issues; he is also an editor of the "New Haven Review," a literary journal. When not editing, he plays the fiddle and banjo. He also writes occasional nonfiction pieces about public policy and the arts, mostly for his local alternative weekly. He is the author of one previous novel, "Spaceman Blues," and lives just outside of New Haven, Connecticut with his family.
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    "Brian Francis Slattery's dystopian second novel, "Liberation" has many brilliant ideas, but its depiction of a 21st century revival of slavery is really what burns it into your memory.... it's a book that rewards attention, and you'll find yourself flipping back after you finish it to find the best parts of its off-kilter odyssey and piece together new connections between its huge and memorable cast of characters. It's also a book that gets even better on the second read, as you pick up on stuff and make more of the connections between the characters. Most of all, the book's vision of a post-U.S.A. America will stick with you afterwards, haunting you and maybe thrilling you." --io9 Praise for "Spaceman Blues" "A 21st-century New York City novel....with a remarkably light touch and some delicious prose.... Early reviews of "Spaceman Blues" threw around the names of Pynchon, Doctorow, and Dick as stylistic touchstones. But Slattery should really be considered alongside NYC homeboys like Lethem and Shteyngart, the former for his loving tweaks of vintage pulp, the latter for his sharp immigrant comedy." --Will Hermes, "The Village Voice" "The book is a marvel: funny, weird, touching, a joy to read not just for its music and its imagination, but for the generous and intelligent view of life that it offers.... A singular book, offering its own riffs on the joys and pains of life and its own rifts across the surface of our shared delusions and commingled dreams." --Matthew Cheney, "Las Vegas"" Weekly" "For fans of: the surreal odyssey of Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man"; "Plan 9 from Outer Space."... For all its colorful characters and gonzo thrills, Slattery's debut is first and foremost a moving portrait of Wendell's griefs." --"Entertainment Weekly "(Grade: A-) "Slattery's debut is a kaleidoscopic celebration of the immigrant experience. Pynchon crossed with Steinbeck, painted by Dali impossible to summarize, swinging from the sur