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Vlautin, Willy

Overview
Works: 51 works in 250 publications in 8 languages and 5,159 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Sports fiction  Road fiction  Drama  Short stories  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure films 
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 )
42 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,092 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 )
26 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 967 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
Don't skip out on me : a novel by Willy Vlautin( Book )
14 editions published in 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 953 libraries worldwide
Determined to prove his worth, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand who was abandoned by his parents leaves his aging guardians to become a champion boxer before matches organized in Mexico and Las Vegas lead to his realization that he cannot change his identity or outrun his destiny
The motel life : a novel by Willy Vlautin( Book )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 686 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
Northline : a novel by Willy Vlautin( Sound Recording )
39 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 657 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 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 278 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( file )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 72 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. 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. In crystalline prose, both beautiful and devastating, this "major realist talent" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) considers the issues transforming ordinary people's lives-the cost of health care, the lack of economic opportunity, the devastating scars of war-creating an extraordinary contemporary portrait that is also a testament to the resiliency of the human heart
Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Swedish and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. But as the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, Charley's been pretty much on his own. When tragic events leave him homeless weeks after their move to Portland, Oregon, Charley seeks refuge in the tack room of a run-down horse track. Charley's only comforts are his friendship with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete and a photograph of his only known relative. In an increasingly desperate circumstance, Charley will head east, hoping to find his aunt who had once lived a thousand miles away in Wyoming, but the journey to find her will be a perilous one
Please : fiction inspired by the Smiths by Peter Wild( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Features a collection of short stories inspired by the music and lyrics of the rock group the Smiths
Don't skip out on me : a novel by Willy Vlautin( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Horace Hopper is a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand who wants to be a boxer. He's spent most of his life with his kindly guardians, but can't shake the shame he feels from being abandoned. His journey to become a fighting champion brings him to boxing rings of Mexico and the seedy streets of Las Vegas, where Horace learns he can't change who he is or outrun his destiny
Lean on Pete ( visu )
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's owner Del Montgomery and his jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter
The motel life ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
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 Frank's fantastic stories and Jerry Lee's 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 Frank's old flame, Annie
Blankets by Tracker (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 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
Colfax by Delines (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A Jockey's Christmas by Willy Vlautin( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Willy vlautin collection by Willy Vlautin( file )
1 edition published in 2014 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
You can't go back if there is 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
Lean on Pete : a novel by Willy Vlautin( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. But as the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, Charley's been pretty much on his own. When tragic events leave him homeless weeks after their move to Portland, Oregon, Charley seeks refuge in the tack room of a run-down horse track. Charley's only comforts are his friendship with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete and a photograph of his only known relative. In an increasingly desperate circumstance, Charley will head east, hoping to find his aunt who had once lived a thousand miles away in Wyoming, but the journey to find her will be a perilous one
 
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Alternative Names
Willy Vlautin American writer
Willy Vlautin Amerikaans romanschrijver
Willy Vlautin amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Musiker
Willy Vlautin escritor estadounidense
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Languages
English (148)
German (21)
French (9)
Swedish (9)
Italian (8)
Dutch (5)
Spanish (4)
Korean (1)
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