"'If McMurtry, Johnson, McGuane and Carver need a fifth to make up a literary five-a-side team, they need look no further than Willy Vlautin. Redemption comes through story - telling, and this is a tale told in a beautiful tone of deadpan wonder.' Niall Griffiths, author of Grits and Wreckage"From the Publisher:
Opening like an early Tom Waits barstool-tale, The Motel Life tells the story of two brothers, Frank and Jerry Lee. Taking to the road in an attempt to escape the hit and run accident caused by Jerry Lee, the novel goes back to tell the story of their unhappy lives. With intense feeling and compassion, Vlautin explores the frustrations and failed dreams of the two brothers - one a natural storyteller, the other an artist - and renders perfectly the sense of entrapment they feel. Will the kid's death shock them out of their torpor or send them ever deeper into trouble? Can Annie James, a girl from their past, offer them any sort of redemption, however slim?
Interspersed with drawings that come to form an integral part of the narrative, The Motel Life is a poetic, moving, beautifully naïve and tragic fictional debut. Alongside such seminal works as Annie Proulx's Postcards, Raymond Carver's What we talk about when we talk about love and Denis Johnson's Jesus's Son, it should come to be seen as a classic of downbeat American prose.
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Descripción Faber and Faber, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000052326
Descripción Faber & Faber, U.S.A., 2006. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. The Motel Life: A Novel.Vlautin, Willy.New, may have slight shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 001546
Descripción Faber and Faber, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 224 pages. 7.99x6.18x0.71 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0571228070
Descripción Faber & Faber, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0571228070
Descripción Faber & Faber, London, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. First/First Printing. Nº de ref. de la librería 025970