Don't Skip Out on Me (Paperback)Willy Vlautin (author)
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Meet Horace Hopper, a twenty-one-year-old farm hand in Tonopah, Nevada, who works for Mr Reece and his wife, the nearest thing he's had to family in years. But Horace, half-white half-Paiute Indian, dreams of bigger things.
Leaving behind the farm and its fragile stability, he heads South to re-invent himself as the Mexican boxer Hector Hidalgo. Slowly, painfully, the possibility emerges that his dreams might not just be the delusions of a lost soul. but at what cost, and what of those he's left behind?
Exploring the fringes of contemporary America, Don't Skip Out on Me is an extraordinary work of compassion - a novel about the need for human connection and understanding - and essential reading, now more than ever.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 217 x 138 x 22 mm
"Vlautin steers his characters like a veteran scribe of the American road…" - The Times
"Magnificent. Vlautin is now one of America's great writers." - Roddy Doyle
"Vlautin is one of the bravest novelists writing." - Ursula K, Le Guin
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