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From 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780765320469
ISBN-10: 0765320460
Format: Paperback / softback
(208mm x 141mm x 20mm)
Pages: 299
Imprint: Tor Books
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Brian Francis Slattery

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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