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Northline by Willy Vlautin
Book DescriptionFleeing Las Vegas and her abusive boyfriend, Allison Johnson moves to Reno, but finds herself haunted by the mistakes of her past, and lacking any self-belief. Her only comfort seems to come from the imaginary conversations she has with her hero, Paul Newman. But, as life crawls on, small acts of kindness do start to reveal themselves and slowly the chance of a new life begins to emerge. Full of memorable characters and imbued with a beautiful sense of yearning, "Northline" is an extraordinary portrait of small-town America and an emotional tour de force.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571235711
(200mm x 125mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 25-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Willy Vlautin
Motel Life, Paperback (January 2016)
Tells the story of two brothers, Frank and Jerry Lee. With intense feeling and compassion, this book explores the frustrations and failed dreams of the two brothers - one a natural storyteller, the other an artist - and renders perfectly the sense of entrapment they feel.
Free, Paperback (March 2015)
Severely wounded in the Iraq war, Leroy has lived a half-life in a group home for eight years. Unable to bear it any longer, he commits a desperate act which helps him to disappear to another place. Freddie is the night porter at the home, who works two jobs yet can't make ends meet.
Lean on Pete, Paperback (March 2011)» View all books by Willy Vlautin
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home and some structure to his life. But as the son of a single father working at warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, he's been pretty much on his own for some time. This book opens as he and his father arrive in Portland, Oregon and Charley takes a stables job, illegally, at the local race track.
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Author Biography - Willy Vlautin
Willy Vlautin grew up in Reno, Nevada. He is the songwriter and vocalist for the internationally acclaimed band, Richmond Fontaine, whose albums include Post to Wire (2004), The Fitzgerald (2005) which was described by Q as 'the most beautiful sad album of the year', and 13 Cities (2006). He now lives in Portland, Oregon.
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