Christmas Delivery | Want Free Shipping in time for Christmas? Order by midday on 16th December (UK only)
by Willy Vlautin
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, the novel goes back to tell the story of their unhappy lives. With intense feeling and compassion, it explores the frustrations and failed dreams of the brothers: one a natural storyteller, the other an artist.
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?
Why buy from World of Books
Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
"'A future classic of American down-beat prose.' Dazed and Confused"
About Willy Vlautin
Willy Vlautin is the singer and main songwriter of the highly acclaimed Americana band Richmond Fontaine, whose albums include, Post to Wire (2004) and, most recently, The Fitzgerald (2005).
Motel Life by Willy Vlautin
Used - Very Good
Faber & Faber
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.