Don't Skip Out On Me

Vlautin, Willy

Fiction

On Sale Date: 2/13/18
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Print Run: 30K
Format: HC
Pages: 288
Price: 23
ISBN: 62684450
ISBN 13: 9780062684455
Other Formats
Ebook 9780062684486
Digital Audio 9780062799463

Horace Hopper, a half Indian, half Irish ranch hand from Tonopah, Nevada, wants to be somebody. He’s spent most of his life on the Reese’s ranch, herding sheep alone in the mountains. But while the Reese’s treat him like a son, Horace can’t shake the shame he feels having been abandoned by his own parents. He decides to prove his worth by becoming a champion boxer. Horace leaves the only loving home he’s ever had to travel to Tucson, AZ where he begins training. His quest to succeed brings him from the mountains of Nevada, to the boxing gyms of Tucson, the underground rings of Mexico, and finally, to the seedy streets of Las Vegas where Horace learns he can’t outrun his identity or his destiny.

Willy Vlautin writes from America’s soul, chronicling the lives of those who are downtrodden, disregarded, and dismissed with gentle care and consideration. Don’t Skip Out on Me is a beautiful, wrenching story about one man’s search for identity and belonging that will make you consider those around you differently, and one that you will not soon forget.