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Fleeing 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 Details

ISBN: 9780571235711
ISBN-10: 0571235719
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 125mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 25-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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