Northline

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.

Review:

Vlautin's writing style pares everything down to an absolute minimum, so there is almost no fat or excess in any sentence, paragraph or chapter. It is an art that you wish many other authors could achieve...he is an author worth discovering and this is a novel well worth reading. --Morning Star, UK
Author:
Willy Vlautin
Format:
Paperback

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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.

Review:

Vlautin's writing style pares everything down to an absolute minimum, so there is almost no fat or excess in any sentence, paragraph or chapter. It is an art that you wish many other authors could achieve...he is an author worth discovering and this is a novel well worth reading. --Morning Star, UK

Product details

Author:
Willy Vlautin
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Imprint:
Faber & Faber
ISBN:
9780571235711
Audience:
General
Pages:
208
Width (mm):
126
Length (mm):
198
Additional Info:
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.
Weight (g):
167

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