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The Free

A Novel
Vlautin, Willy (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Severely wounded in the Iraq war, Leroy Kervin has lived in a group home for eight years. Frustrated by the simplest daily routines, he finds his existence has become unbearable. An act of desperation helps him disappear deep into his mind, into a world of romance and science fiction, danger and adventure where he is whole once again. Freddie McCall, the night man at Leroy's group home, works two jobs yet still can't make ends meet. He's lost his wife and kids, and the house is next. Medical bills have buried him in debt, a situation that propels him to consider a lucrative--and dangerous--proposition. Pauline Hawkins, a nurse, cares for the sick and wounded, including Leroy. She also looks after her mentally ill elderly father. Yet she remains emotionally removed, until she meets a young runaway who touches something deep and unexpected inside her.
Authors: Vlautin, Willy
Title: The free
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Harper Perennial ,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 297, 14 pages ;,23 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Severely wounded in the Iraq war, Leroy Kervin has lived in a group home for eight years. Frustrated by the simplest daily routines, he finds his existence has become unbearable. An act of desperation helps him disappear deep into his mind, into a world of romance and science fiction, danger and adventure where he is whole once again. Freddie McCall, the night man at Leroy's group home, works two jobs yet still can't make ends meet. He's lost his wife and kids, and the house is next. Medical bills have buried him in debt, a situation that propels him to consider a lucrative--and dangerous--proposition. Pauline Hawkins, a nurse, cares for the sick and wounded, including Leroy. She also looks after her mentally ill elderly father. Yet she remains emotionally removed, until she meets a young runaway who touches something deep and unexpected inside her.
Local Note: 15 118 133 148 152 172 173 210 216 243 244 278
ISBN: 0062276743
Statement of Responsibility: Willy Vlautin
Copyright Date: ♭2014
Subject Headings: Interpersonal relations Fiction. Divorced men Fiction. Adult children of aging parents Fiction. Group homes Fiction. Iraq War, 2003-2011 Veterans Fiction.
Topical Term: Interpersonal relations
Divorced men
Adult children of aging parents
Group homes
Iraq War, 2003-2011
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Aug 26, 2014
  • marcrrussell rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

so much compassion in this book... 'hard-luck' tales with hope. if you like character-based writing, give Vlautin a try...

Mar 11, 2014
  • msummers57 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An amazing small book, highly recommended.

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