Northline: A Novel

Northline: A Novel

by Willy Vlautin

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Overview

Fleeing Las Vegas and her abusive boyfriend, Allison Johnson moves to Reno, intent on making a new life for 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 Paul Newman, and the characters he played. But as life crawls on and she finds work, small acts of kindness start to reveal themselves to her, 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 contemporary America from a writer and musician whose work has been lauded as "mournful, understated, and proudly steeped in menthol smoke and bourbon" (New York Times Book Review).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061456527
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/29/2008
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Audio CD Included
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 719,416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Willy Vlautin is the author of several novels including, The Motel Life which has been made into a movie starring Dakota Fanning, Emile Hersh, and Stephen Dorff; Northline; Lean on Pete which won two Oregon Book Awards; and Don’t Skip Out on Me, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award. He is the singer and songwriter of the band Richmond Fontaine and a member of the band The Delines. He lives outside Portland, Oregon.

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