Press for The Motel Life

“If there’s any justice, anywhere, The Motel Life will be widely read and widely admired.”
Thomas Gaughan, Booklist

“Slighter than Carver, less puerile than Bukowski, Vlautin nevertheless manages to lay claim to the same bleary-eyed territory, and surprisingly — perhaps even unintentionally — to make it new.”
John Wray, New York Times

“A hugely compassionate, wildly original road movie of a novel”
Esquire (London)

“Full of tenderness, truth, and life.  I haven’t read a novel this good in a long, long time.”
Guillermo Arriaga, writer of Babel and 21 Grams

“A very fine novel.  Writers of this quality—courageous, powerful, wonderfully compassionate—are rare, and need to be treasured.”
John Burnside, author of The Dumbhouse

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Publishers Weekly

Rocky Mountain News

San Francisco Weekly

Willamette Week

The Oregonian “Top 10: Best Northwest Books of 2007”

Reno News Review