The Resource The Night Always Comes, Willy Vlautin

The Night Always Comes, Willy Vlautin

Label
The Night Always Comes
Title
The Night Always Comes
Statement of responsibility
Willy Vlautin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning author Willy Vlautin explores the impact of trickle-down greed and opportunism of gentrification on ordinary lives in this scorching novel that captures the plight of a young woman pushed to the edge as she fights to secure a stable future for herself and her family. Barely thirty, Lynette is exhausted. Saddled with bad credit and juggling multiple jobs, some illegally, she's been diligently working to buy the house she lives in with her mother and developmentally disabled brother Kenny. Portland's housing prices have nearly quadrupled in fifteen years, and the owner is giving them a good deal. Lynette knows it's their last best chance to own their own home?and obtain the security they've never had. While she has enough for the down payment, she needs her mother to cover the rest of the asking price. But a week before they're set to sign the loan papers, her mother gets cold feet and reneges on her promise, pushing Lynette to her limits to find the money they need. Set over two days and two nights, The Night Always Comes follows Lynette's frantic search?an odyssey of hope and anguish that will bring her face to face with greedy rich men and ambitious hustlers, those benefiting and those left behind by a city in the throes of a transformative boom. As her desperation builds and her pleas for help go unanswered, Lynette makes a dangerous choice that sets her on a precarious, frenzied spiral. In trying to save her family's future, she is plunged into the darkness of her past, and forced to confront the reality of her life. A heart wrenching portrait of a woman hungry for security and a home in a rapidly changing city, The Night Always Comes raises the difficult questions we are often too afraid to ask ourselves: What is the price of gentrification, and how far are we really prepared to go to achieve the American Dream? Is the American dream even attainable for those living at the edges? Or for too many of us, is it only a hollow promise?
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Vlautin, Willy
Dewey number
813
LC call number
PS3622.L38
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • House buying
  • Gentrification
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Working poor
  • Portland (Or.)
Label
The Night Always Comes, Willy Vlautin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1241210374
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780063035102
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
CE3D1985-7A1C-4D18-A8AF-D776C7B9D166
Label
The Night Always Comes, Willy Vlautin
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1241210374
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780063035102
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
CE3D1985-7A1C-4D18-A8AF-D776C7B9D166

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