Liberation

Liberation

Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America

Book - 2008
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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.

Publisher: New York : Tor, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765320469
0765320460
Characteristics: 299 p. ; 21 cm

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Mietters
Aug 18, 2016

Super hero Illuminati meets Oceans 11

5 star novel for the right person, if you know what I mean

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Apr 11, 2012

I was shocked to see this book get such a low average rating. It was one of the most memorable, fascinating books I've read in the last few years.

It's pretty violent at times, but well worth it.

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