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Don't Skip Out on Me

Narrated by: Willy Vlautin
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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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.

©2018 Willy Vlautin (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Hauntingly beautiful writing and narration from Willy Vlautin. Cant recommend this stunning book highly enough.

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  • SteveB
  • 08-06-2019

Life's hard.

I wished this had gone on for much longer. The writing style appears quite simple but the characters are beautifully portrayed and the fine detail really brings it alive. I felt every moment.