Cheryl Strayed says
“Willy Vlautin writes novels about people all alone in the wind. His prose is direct and complex in its simplicity, and his stories are sturdy and bighearted and full of lives so shattered they shimmer.”
And George Pelecanos says
“The Free is another outstanding book from one of America’s most underappreciated artists.”
Monologue topics: Richmond Fontaine, singing, mail, friendship, new lows for the program, the AWP episode.