Brian Francis Slattery and “Lost Everything”

Brian Francis Slattery, of Hamden, will be reading and signing copies of his new book, Lost Everything, at  7 p.m. on May 8 at R. J. Julia Booksellers, 368 Boston Post Road, Madison.

This is Slattery’s third literary sci-fi novel. It’s been described as an “incandescent and thrilling post-apocalyptic tale in the vein of 1984 or The Road.”

The story: 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.

Slattery is an editor, writer, and musician and is one of the editors of the New Haven Review. As a freelance editor, he specializes in publications about economics, public policy, and international affairs. His clients include the United States Institute of Peace, the United Nations Development Programme, the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Columbia University Press.

His previous two widely acclaimed novels are:

  • Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America (Tor Books, 2008).
  • Spaceman Blues: A Love Song (Tor Books, 2007).

To attend his book-signing and reading, call R. J. Julia at (203) 245-3959 for reservations.

Visit his website at


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