Award-winning author Willy Vlautin explores the impact of trickle-down greed and opportunism of gentrification on ordinary lives in this scorching novel that captures the plight of a young woman pushed to the edge as she fights to secure a stable future for herself and her family.Barely thirty, Lynette is exhausted. Saddled with bad credit and juggling multiple jobs, some illegally, she's been diligently working to buy the house she lives in with her mother and developmentally disabled brother Kenny. Portland's housing prices have nearly quadrupled in fifteen years, and the owner is giving them a good deal. Lynette knows it's their last best chance to own their own home?and obtain the security they've never had. While she has enough for the down payment, she needs her mother to cover the rest of the asking price. But a week before they're set to sign the loan papers, her mother gets cold feet and reneges on her promise, pushing Lynette to her limits to find the money they need.
Set over two days and two nights, The Night Always Comes follows Lynette's frantic search?an odyssey of hope and anguish that will bring her face to face with greedy rich men and ambitious hustlers, those benefiting and those left behind by a city in the throes of a transformative boom. As her desperation builds and her pleas for help go unanswered, Lynette makes a dangerous choice that sets her on a precarious, frenzied spiral. In trying to save her family's future, she is plunged into the darkness of her past, and forced to confront the reality of her life.
A heart wrenching portrait of a woman hungry for security and a home in a rapidly changing city, The Night Always Comes raises the difficult questions we are often too afraid to ask ourselfs: What is the price for genterification, and hwo far are we really prepared to go to archive the American Dreams? Is the American Dream even attineabel for thoes living at the edges? Or for too many of us is it only a hollow promise?
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Jag valde att läsa/lyssna på denna i September för jag valde a sunny book nooks favoritböcker från 2021, och då detta var en av dem så passade det bra.
Sen kan jag säga att jag har haft tur med flera av Sunnys böcker jag valde att läsa, och detta var inte ett undantag, jag flög igenom den för den var en sådan där som jag fastnade för handlingen i, spännande och jag ville så gärna veta vad som hände och hur det skulle gå.