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Vlautin, Willy

Overview
Works: 38 works in 173 publications in 8 languages and 3,841 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Music  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Road fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PS3622.L38, 813.6
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Publications about Willy Vlautin
Publications by Willy Vlautin
Most widely held works about Willy Vlautin
 
Most widely held works by Willy Vlautin
Lean on Pete : a novel by Willy Vlautin( Book )
30 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 992 libraries worldwide
Left homeless by the death of his father, fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson sets off with a racehorse, Lean on Pete, on a perilous trek from Portland, Oregon to Wyoming to find a distant aunt, hoping to regain stability in his life
The free : a novel by Willy Vlautin( Book )
22 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Severely wounded in the Iraq war, Leroy Kervin has lived in a group home for eight years. Frustrated by the simplest daily routines, he finds his existence has become unbearable. An act of desperation helps him disappear deep into his mind, into a world of romance and science fiction, danger and adventure where he is whole once again. Freddie McCall, the night man at Leroy's group home, works two jobs yet still can't make ends meet. He's lost his wife and kids, and the house is next. Medical bills have buried him in debt, a situation that propels him to consider a lucrative '' and dangerous -- proposition. Pauline Hawkins, a nurse, cares for the sick and wounded, including Leroy. She also looks after her mentally ill elderly father. Yet she remains emotionally removed, until she meets a young runaway who touches something deep and unexpected inside her
Northline : a novel by Willy Vlautin( Sound Recording )
30 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Fleeing her abusive boyfriend, Allison Johnson moves to Reno to start a new life for herself but, haunted by the mistakes of her past, finds solace in imaginary conversations with her hero, Paul Newman
The motel life : a novel by Willy Vlautin( Book )
36 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Brothers Frank and Jerry Lee are on the run after a hit-and-run accident. Interweaving past and present, Vlautin unfolds the story of their unhappy lives--lives afflicted by drink, bleak economic circumstances, and family misfortune
The highway kind : tales of fast cars, desperate drivers, and dark roads by Patrick Millikin( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Thrilling crime stories about cars, driving, and the road from the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed writers. Like fiction, cars take us into a different world: from the tony enclaves of upper crust society to the lowliest barrio; from muscle car-driving con men to hardscrabble kids on the road during the Great Depression; from a psychotic traveling salesman to a Mexican drug lord who drives a tricked-out VW Bus. We all share the roads, and our cars link us together. Including entirely new stories from Michael Connelly, C.J. Box, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, Ben H. Winters, and Joe Lansdale, THE HIGHWAY KIND is a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions
The free : a novel by Willy Vlautin( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
In his heartbreaking yet hopeful fourth novel, award-winning author Willy Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for illuminating the disquiet of modern American life, captured in the experiences of three memorable characters looking for meaning in distressing times. Severely wounded in the Iraq war, Leroy Kervin has lived in a group home for eight years. Frustrated by the simplest daily routines, he finds his existence has become unbearable
Please : fiction inspired by the Smiths by Peter Wild( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The music of the Smiths and their iconic frontman Morrissey is beautiful, witty, melancholic'music that makes outsiders feel as though they are part of something. Now an eclectic collection of acclaimed, up-and-coming writers lets their love of the band, its words and music, manifest itself in literary form with smart, emotion-filled, Smiths-inspired short fiction. In Please, edited by Peter Wild, love blooms by the cemetery gates and the death of a Miami disco dancer inspires a new TV show. Shoplifters of the world unite to tug a reluctant aardvark from a hole, while a naked birthday rendition of "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" is beamed across the globe. Here is fiction that melds the worlds of music and literature while celebrating the unique artistic contributions of one of the most beloved bands of the past two and a half decades
The motel life ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Based on the popular novel by Willy Vlautin a searing and profound examination of brotherhood set in the timeless Sierra Nevadan frontier. Frank and Jerry Lee Flannigan work odd jobs, drink hard, and drift from motel to motel. Their only escape is through Frank₂s fantastic stories and Jerry Lee₂s rich illustrations. Everything changes when Jerry Lee is involved in a hit-and-run accident, which forces the brothers across the state to the home of Frank₂s old flame, Annie
Blankets by Tracker (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Colfax by Delines( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Stray dogs : writing from the other America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
You can't go back if there's nothing to go back to by Richmond Fontaine (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A Jockey's Christmas by Willy Vlautin( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
We used to think the freeway sounded like a river by Richmond Fontaine (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"14 songs written around and about the Pacific Northwest"--Container
Lost son by Richmond Fontaine (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The high country by Richmond Fontaine (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Set in a rural logging community in Oregon, The high country is a gothic love story between a mechanic and an auto parts store counter girl, whose secret love inspires an effort to escape the darkness of the world that surrounds them -- drugs, violence, madness, loneliness, and desperation set against a backdrop of endless logging roads and the remains of a forest brutalized by logging. In this story of light vs. dark, Vlautin has woven a tale where [screw]-ups and freaks demonize the lives of innocents"--Richmond Fontaine press sheet
Post to wire by Richmond Fontaine (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Fitzgerald by Richmond Fontaine (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Thirteen cities by Richmond Fontaine (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Willy vlautin collection by Willy Vlautin( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Willy Vlautin American writer
Willy Vlautin Amerikaans romanschrijver
Willy Vlautin amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Musiker
블로틴, 윌리
Languages
English (100)
German (17)
French (8)
Swedish (8)
Italian (6)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (3)
Korean (1)
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