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.
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Lost Everything is the sort of book you think you can read on the bus to work or while waiting for the dryer to chime. But instead it drowns you gradually, drop by drop, until you’ve lost whole swaths of time.Read Full Review of Lost Everything
Though on the surface "Lost Everything" might seem like Brian and Tor are jumping on the postapocalyptic bandwagon created by books such as Hunger Games, Lost Everything is much more serious and clever book more in vein of The Road than the former.Read Full Review of Lost Everything
But like much else in Lost Everything, that liberal bona fide doesn’t quite make for a crackling yarn.Read Full Review of Lost Everything
Slattery’s employment of subtlety and restraint prevents Lost Everything from being boiled down to its barest essentials. Highly recommended.Read Full Review of Lost Everything
Optimism at its finest, and handled by Slattery with simple, but beautiful prose and through a narrative that collapses the past and present to show us who people were and who they have become.Read Full Review of Lost Everything
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