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Don't Skip Out on Me

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
A beautiful, wrenching portrait of a downtrodden man from the much-loved author of Lean On Pete.

Meet Horace Hopper, a 21-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 reinvent 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 listening, now more than ever.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"I absolutely loved Don’t Skip Out On Me, just as I have loved all of Vlautin’s previous novels. Vlautin’s gritty, scrappy world bursts with a tenderness that will hook you in from the first line to the last. This is a writer who should never be ignored." - Jessica Anya Blau

"Magnificent…. Willy Vlautin is now one of America’s great writers." - Roddy Doyle

"The world needs more Willy Vlautin, and Dont’ Skip Out on Me is his best novel yet." - Jonathan Evison

"No one anywhere writes as beautifully about people whose stories stay close to the dirt. Willy Vlautin is a secular—and thus real and profoundly useful—saint." - Lidia Yuknavitch


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June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Don't Skip Out on Me (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Willy Vlautin
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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Don't Skip Out on Me: A Novel
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Don't Skip Out on Me
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September 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Don't Skip Out on Me
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ISBN: 1-4894-5881-6 / 978-1-4894-5881-0 (Australia edition)
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September 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Don't Skip Out on Me
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Don't Skip Out on Me
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Don't Skip Out on Me: A Novel
Author(s): Willy Vlautin
ISBN: 1-5384-9780-8 / 978-1-5384-9780-7 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Don't Skip Out On Me: Library Edition
Author(s): Willy Vlautin
ISBN: 1-5384-9778-6 / 978-1-5384-9778-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Don't Skip Out on Me: A Novel
Author(s): Willy Vlautin
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February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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