A NovelBook - 2014
From Library Staff
Meet the author and join the discussion on January 19, 2017. Vlautin demonstrates his extraordinary talent for confronting issues facing modern America, illuminated through the lives of three memorable characters who are looking for a way out of their financial, familial, and existential crises.
A man suffering from PTSD lies in a coma and dreams of a dystopian world where anyone who is different is persecuted. In the meantime, his caretakers have struggles of their own.
multcolib_alisonk May 01, 2014
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 ... Read More »
multcolib_susannel Mar 02, 2014
What do you do when life becomes desperate and unbearable? Do you go on digging yourself deeper and deeper or do you reach out to those around you?
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.