Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Willy Vlautin- New Book Due and Movie

I'm a great Willy Vlautin fan. His three novels,  The Motel Life, Northline and Lean on Pete are all great books and worth reading if you haven't already done so. They are all rather tragic tales but Vlautin is a great story teller and his characters really draw the reader in.


His first novel The Motel Life has been made into a movie with Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson and is due for release in the US on November 8th. A great cast and a great story so I have high hopes for the movie.  

Vlautin's new novel The Free is to be published in February by Harper books. The book description reads:
 "The life he knew before the bomb no longer existed. That Leroy Kervin was gone.
  Willy Vlautin's stunning fourth novel opens with Leroy, a young, wounded, Iraq veteran, waking     to a rare moment of clarity, his senses flooded with the beauty of remembering who he is but       the pain of realising it won't last. When his attempt to end his half-life fails, he is taken to the     local hospital where he is looked after by a nurse called Pauline, and visited by Freddie, the         night-watchman from his group home for disabled men.
  As the stories of these three wounded characters circle and cross each other, we come to learn     more of their lives. The father who caused her mother to abandon them both, and who Pauline     loves and loathes in equal measure, the daughters Freddie yearns to be re-united with and, in a   mysterious and frightening adventure story, the girlfriend Leroy dreams of protecting.
  Evoking a world which is still trying to come to terms with the legacy of a forgotten war,               populated by those who struggle to pay for basic health care, Vlautin also captures how it is the   small acts of kindness which can make a difference between life and death, between                   imprisonment and liberty. Haunting and essential, The Free is an unforgettable read."

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