Willy Vlautin

We’re glad to welcome Willy Vlautin, novelist and singer/songwriter of the Richmond Fontaine, back to Elliott Bay this afternoon to read from Don’t Skip Out on Me (Harper Perennial), in which Horace, a Paiute and Irish ranch hand, decides to become a boxer.

“Add Horace to the long list of those who have gone wrong by reading the wrong books, but like Emma Bovary, who developed delusions of grandeur by reading romance novels, Horace brings such heartbreaking passion to his misbegotten quest that we respond like crazed fans at ringside, though we aren't rooting as much for Horace to become a boxing champion as we are for him to somehow find the authentic self he seeks. That's what Vlautin does to us; he strips away our defenses with close-to-the bone prose that leaves us utterly exposed to the tragedy of being alive and every bit as thankful for those moments of aching humanity before the curtain falls.” —Booklist.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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