Don't Skip Out on Me

Don't Skip Out on Me

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4.13 (2,755 ratings by Goodreads)

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FINALIST FOR THE 2019 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 20mm | 245g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 9780571301652
  • 253,883

About Willy Vlautin

Willy Vlautin is the prize-winning author of four acclaimed novels, The Motel Life, Northline, Lean on Pete, which was shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and The Free. He is also the frontman of the band Richmond Fontaine, whose many albums include Post to Wire, and more recently founded The Delines. Andrew Haigh's film of Lean on Pete will be released in the UK in May 2018.
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2,755 ratings
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4 42% (1,161)
3 16% (454)
2 3% (69)
1 1% (31)
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