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Larry F. Slonaker

Jeez. Finally. 


May 2022


Here's the short version:

  • Available in paperback and e-book from AmazonBarnes & Noble, your local bookstore, etc. 

  • EZ personalized inscriptions provided. (More info below.) 

  • In a book club? I'd be happy to visit, virtually or in-person. If the latter, I will bring the wine. (More info below.)



Here's the longer version:

After more years and rewrites than I care to count, this novel is finally published, by a small outfit that cultivates writing out of the Northwest. 

If you buy it and want a personalized inscription, send me a copy (for address, email


Alternatively, and more easily, I'm happy to send an inscribed reproduction of the title page for use as an insert.* Again, just email me, and choose whether you want the inscription to be...




    in German


*This is assuming you've actually bought the book. 


I'd like to chat with your book club. I mean, about this particular book. And I meant what I wrote above about bringing wine. Reply to this email if interested.


Finally, oh yeah--what's this book about? Here is the short pitch (a device I found writers absolutely must have to crack open, even ever-so-slightly, the flinty attention of an agent or publisher):


Nothing Got Broke relates a battle of wits and wills between two people with wildly different aims, but with more in common than either wants to admit.  Doug Rossiter is a former Bay Area newspaper columnist who has forsaken a celebrated career, and moved onto the isolated plains in the middle of Montana. Thao Nguyen, a new reporter at his former newspaper, has pieced together stunning information that seems to link him to the slaying of a low-life ex-con.
When she materializes in front of Rossiter’s shack and injects herself into his hermetic life, a complex dynamic unfolds, with the stakes growing ever higher. 


Nothing Got Broke is a novel of the American West, and its people and its myths. It’s also a story of how, even in the most barren and desolate refuge, a fugitive still can be found--and found out.

Also, I would like to think it is, oddly enough, sort of funny in parts.


For more details about the book, see "My 'Fresh Air' Interview."


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