From the author of The Motel Life comes another hugely moving slice of Americana.
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.
Willy Vlautin grew up in Reno, Nevada U.S.A. He studied writing with the great Nevadan author Randell Reed and has published short stories in magazines such as Story, Sun Dog Review, Cold Drill and Zembla. His first novel, The Motel Life, was published by Faber and Faber in 2006. He is also the songwriter and vocalist for the internationally acclaimed band, Richmond Fontaine, whose albums include Post to Wire (2004), and most recently, The Fitzgerald (2005), which was described by Q as 'the most beautiful sad album of the year.' He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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