Publication Date: 17/01/2019 ISBN: 9780571301652 Category:

Don’t Skip Out on Me

Willy Vlautin

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 17/01/2019 ISBN: 9780571301652 Category:
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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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