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Don't Skip Out on Me

Don't Skip Out on Me

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ISBN
9780571301645
Published
25/01/2018
9780571301645
Format
Paperback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
304

About the Book

'Magnificent. Vlautin is now one of America's great writers.' RODDY DOYLE

'Vlautin is one of the bravest novelists writing.' URSULA K. LE GUIN

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.

'Magnificent. Vlautin is now one of America's great writers.' RODDY DOYLE'Vlautin is one of the bravest novelists writing.' URSULA K. LE GUINMeet 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.
  • Willy Vlautin

    Willy Vlautin is the prize-winning author of the acclaimed novels, The Motel LifeNorthlineLean on Pete, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and The Free. Vlautin is also the frontman of the band Richmond Fontaine, whose many albums include Post to Wire, and more recently founded The Delines. Don't Skip Out on Me, his fifth novel, is out now, February 2018, and will be followed by the cinema release of Andrew Haigh's film of Lean on Pete in May. 

“This is magnificent. Vlautin is now one of America's great writers.”
- RODDY DOYLE
“Beautifully crushing and complete.”
- JOHN DOE, co-founder of X

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