The novel takes a look at capitalism and organized crime in the 20th century, the legend of the self-made man, and what money can do to people. Like Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, The Family Hightower stretches across both generations and continents, bearing the weight of family secrets and the inevitable personal toll they take on loved ones despite our best intentions.
Novelist, musician, and editor Brian Francis Slattery is the author of three previous novels. Spaceman Blues (2007) was nominated for the Lambda Award and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award. Liberation (2008) was named by Amazon's editors the best science-fiction book of 2008. Lost Everything (2012) won the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award. He was previously a senior editor of the Journal of International Affairs and an editor and co-founder of the New Haven Review. His short fiction is published in Glimmer Train, McSweeney’s, the Revelator, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and son in New Haven, Connecticut.
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