Don't Skip Out on Me

Willy Vlautin
AUD $19.99
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First novel in four years from the much-loved Willy Vlautin, of the bands Richmond Fontaine and The Delines.

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.

Author bio:

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 was released in Australia in late 2018.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571301652
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: April 2019
Page Extent: 304
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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