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Novelist and Musician Willy Vlautin

Willy Vlautin is a novelist and musician with Portland band Richmond Fontaine. His novel “Lean on Pete” won two Oregon Book Awards: the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and a Readers’ Choice Award. Vlautin writes a story into every song, and his prose has been called an elegy of pain, sorrow, beauty and hope.


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