Don't Skip Out on Me

Don't Skip Out on Me

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Determined to prove his worth, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand who was abandoned by his parents leaves his aging guardians to become a champion boxer before matches organized in Mexico and Las Vegas lead to his realization that he cannot change his identity or outrun his destiny.
Horace Hopper is ashamed of his half-Paiute, half-Irish heritage. He's spent most of his life on a Nevada sheep ranch after the Reeses took him in. They've treated him like a son, intending to leave the ranch in his hands. Determined to prove his worth as a championship boxer, Horaces changes the way he eats, trains, and thinks. Reinventing himself as Hector Hildago, a scrappy Mexican boxer, he heads to Tucson and begins training and entering fights. But he can't change who he is ... or outrun his destiny.
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062684455
Branch Call Number: FICTION VLAUTIN 2018
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Do not skip out on me


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I can't wait to see Willy Vlautin. The quiet compassion and dignity of his characters makes for compelling stories. My favorite is Don't Skip Out on Me, but we read The Free in our Pageturners group and the insights and thoughts that we discussed blew me away! - Susanne

A young ranch hand abandoned by his parents finds love from his surrogate grandparents but can't seem to love himself. Horace sets out to prove himself by becoming a boxer and desperately tries to become someone worthy, never quite believing that he already is. Bonus: this is by a local author.

multcolib_susannel Nov 27, 2017

Can love make up for being told you are worthless?

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multcolib_susannel Nov 27, 2017

Can love make up for being told you are worthless?


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