The Night Always Comes

Willy Vlautin
AUD $27.99
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Set over two days and two nights, the story of one woman's resilience in the face of opportunism, greed and ever-narrowing choices.

Between looking after her brother, working two low-paid jobs, and trying to take part-time college classes, Lynette is dangerously tired. Every penny she's earned for years, she's put into savings, trying to scrape together enough to take out a mortgage on the house she rents with her mother. Finally becoming a homeowner in their rapidly gentrifying Portland neighbourhood could offer Lynette the kind of freedoms she's never had. But, when the plan is derailed, Lynette must embark on a desperate odyssey of hope and anguish.

Written with all Willy Vlautin's characteristic and heart-wrenching empathy, The Night Always Comes holds up a mirror to a society which leaves too many people only a step away from falling between the cracks.

'Propulsive, moving, dark and full of hope and heart. He's a genius. My book of the year.' - Craig Silvey

'The straightforward beauty of Vlautin's writing, and the tender care he shows his characters, turns a story of struggle into indispensable reading.' - Ann Patchett

Author bio:

Willy Vlautin is the author of five novels, including The Motel Life; Lean on Pete, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and made into an acclaimed film by Andrew Haigh; and Don't Skip Out on Me, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Vlautin lives outside of Portland, Oregon, and is the founding member of the bands Richmond Fontaine and The Delines.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571361915
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: July 2021
Page Extent: 224
Format: Book
Subject: Fiction & related items

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