Northline: A Novel

Northline: A Novel

Fleeing Las Vegas and her abusive boyfriend, Allison Johnson moves to Reno, intent on making a new life for herself. Haunted by the mistakes of her past, and lacking any self-belief, her only comfort seems to come from the imaginary conversations she has with Paul Newman, and the characters he played. But as life crawls on and she finds work, small acts of kindness start to reveal themselves to her, and slowly the chance of a new life begins to emerge. Full of memorable… (more)

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The Guardian : Desert storms (March 08, 2008)

Northline tells the story of Allison Johnson, a frequently drunk and easily led young woman dominated by her boyfriend Jimmy, a violent racist. Johnson is so passive and self-pitying that it seems she'll never do anything to improve her lot, but after being dragged out to a particularly depressing skinhead party in the desert she escapes to Reno, finds a job as a waitress, and starts a new life.

Book Details  

Publisher: Harper Perennial (September 27, 2011)

Parent ISBN: 9780061456527

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 1000 KB

Language: English

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