Faber & Faber are giving 5 reading groups a set of 10 advance copies of the new Willy Vlautin novel Don’t Skip Out on Me.
Willy Vlautin is the much-loved American author of four acclaimed novels including Lean on Pete, which is being released as a major feature film in Spring 2018.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 3rd November with a short paragraph about your reading group and why you would like to read the novel.
Don’t Skip Out on Me
Meet Horace Hopper, a twenty-one-year-old farm hand in Tonopah, Nevada, who works for Mr Reese 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 try and re-invent himself as a boxer. 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.
‘I Love Willy Vlautin’s Books’ – Donna Tartt
‘This guy is a real discovery’ – Colm Tóibín
‘Full of tenderness, truth, and life’ – Guillermo Arriaga
Offer deadline: 3 Nov 2017