One Inch Wonders #4: Northline

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June 17, 2011 by markstani

The latest in my occasional series of random paragraphs from my favourite books – Northline, by the brilliant Willy Vlautin (Faber & Faber):

She went to the fuel counter and asked if they had a bus or a shuttle that ran into Las Vegas. The woman at the counter turned and asked the shift manager, who told her they didn’t. She bought a People magazine and a small notebook from the truckers’ store and went into the restaurant. She sat at the counter and ordered a waffle with bacon and coffee. It was near dawn and she was meant to be at work in an hour, but in her heart she knew then that she’d never go back there.


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