Thursday, May 8, 2008
Willy Vlautin Signing Tonight!
We know it's late notice, but Willy Vlautin will be at the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue at 7:30 p.m. tonight, May 8, 2008. He'll be there to sign copies of his latest book, Northline. Willy is in the band Richmond Fontaine and should be playing songs he wrote specifically for the book Northline. A free CD is included with the first edition copies of Northline currently available.
Here's Joe's review of Northline:
This book started out so bleak. I mean, dusty wind-swept towns with no hope and lots of booze bleak. But then glimmers of hope, and glimmers of hope and the whole time: from bleak to hope, I was swept up in the storm of Allison's life. She moves from Vegas to Reno, fleeing her abusive boyfriend, her alcohol blackouts, and carrying a baby. Once in Reno, she finds that she hasn't escaped everything she fled. But life in Reno starts to look up, especially with the help of Paul Newman, who visits her in her head and talks her through things. They talk movies, he chides her for her behavior, she offers to cook for him. Eventually, Allison meets Dan, another wounded person, just trying to find a little bit of happy. Read this book when it comes out this spring. Willy Vlautin wrote a soundtrack of instrumental tracks that goes with it, and the music is as haunting and true as his writing. An excellent book.
So come on down to the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue, 2526 E Colfax Ave. tonight at 7:30 p.m.
You can buy the book here.