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Don't Skip Out on Me

Don't Skip Out on Me

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.
Our Price: €17.85
ISBN/EAN9780571301645
Availability 100+ copies in stock
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Pub. Date: January 25 2018
Author: Vlautin, Willy
Format: Paperback
Pages:304
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'Magnificent. Vlautin is now one of America's great writers.' RODDY DOYLE'Vlautin is one of the bravest novelists writing.' URSULA K. LE GUINFirst printing includes exclusive free CD soundtrack by Richmond FontaineMeet 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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