Northline: A Novel

Northline: A Novel

by Willy Vlautin

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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: 589,806
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Willy Vlautin is the author of The Free, Lean on Pete, Northline, The Motel Life, and Don't Skip Out on Me. 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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Northline (P.S. Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ChazzW on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Jimmy Bodie¿s a brooding presence. No telling what he is capable of. Well, we know some things he¿s capable of, but probably not everything. In weakness, Jimmy Bodie is our fears. Jimmy Bodie fills the void left from where our self confidence has fled.To combat Jimmy Bodie, Allison adopts Paul Newman as her Father Confessor and Protector, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy, Fast Eddie Felson, Murphy from Fort Apache the Bronx¿.even old Frank Galvin. `So take my advice and stay off the booze, go to school, and most of all keep on the lookout for Jimmy. Him and his damn Northline. Remember, kid, there ain¿t no place where you can escape to. There¿s no place where there aren¿t weirdos and death and violence and change and new people. You head up to Wyoming or Montana and you¿ll run into the same things as you do in Vegas or New Orleans. You¿ll run into yourself.¿Allison is just looking for a place where she can get by and live in safety, without fear. Same for Dan Mahony. This place could be anywhere, though, It begins in your heart. Or on a line North, in flight from all that.
omphalos02 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Vlautin's second book is similar in feel to the first, being at times dark, moody and disturbing. But there is hope here for main character Allison, and there are many rays of light in the darkness. I enjoyed this book, and may even check out the actual published edition (I read a proof) as Vlautin wrote a CD of music to be included with it.
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Rena_Novelist-N-Training More than 1 year ago
I first picked this book up in my library a few months ago. I loved it instantly. It is a great book but a little adanced so no, I would not give the book as a gift for mature content and not everyone appreciates a book full of sexual intercourse; that isn't all there is though. I loved how it was written, taking half the book to first tell you the main caracter's name. I would recommend this book to anyone though but I'd also recommend them to read it before buying it. I would give this book a 10/10 because it kept me reading till the end and I loved it to death. My heart went out for the characters and my heart melted during some sad parts and I laughed at others. So pick it up at your BN store and scan through it if this helped you at all.