Tuesday April 13 is the official US release date for Willy’s third novel, LEAN ON PETE! It has been extremely well received so far in the UK, Ireland and Australia…
“As one boy’s journey, Lean on Pete is as real as blood: as a novel it is remarkable. Willy Vlautin, romantic and realist, has written something special that will make you shudder, weep, rage and wonder at how such things happen and do, and how some individuals such as Charley can suffer them, absorb the grief, and somehow survive. How good is contemporary US fiction? This good: catch your breath good.” Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
Willy is heading out on the road to do a bunch of readings. Support your local bookstore and come on out to a reading. For a lucky couple of cities guitar man Dan Eccles and Willy will play as the RF Acoustic Duo. See dates below and on Willy’s site.
More info on the novel here.
If you can’t make it to a reading but want to buy a personalized autographed copy of Lean on Pete, click here.
Hope to see you soon at a reading or gig!
April 13 Eugene, OR @ U of O Bookstore
April 17 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall with RICHARD BUCKNER (music only gig) April 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Powerhouse Arena reading with HANNAH TINTI April 21 Boston, MA @ Brookline Booksmith reading with JENNIFER HAIGH
April 23 OPB radio Think Out Loud Northwest Passages 9:00 am (radio show featuring northwest writers) April 27 Portland, OR @ Powell’s Books April 28 Seattle, WA @ Elliott Bay Book Company May 3 San Francisco @ Green Apple Books (Reading is at Edinburgh Castle and features Dan Eccles on guitar) May 4 Reno, NV reading @ Sundance Books 6:30 PM May 4 Reno, NV Richmond Fontaine acoustic duo (Willy and Dan) @ Ole Bridge Pub 9:00 PM May 5 Salt Lake City, UT @ Sam Wellers 6:00 PM May 5 Salt Lake City, UT Richmond Fontaine acoustic duo (Willy and Dan) @ The State Room 9:00 PM May 6 Denver, CO @ Tattered Cover May 11 Pasadena, CA @ Vromans May 12 LA, CA @ Book Soup
May 21 Willy and Dan are heading to Australia!! Tour dates to follow