The Resource Don't skip out on me, Willy Vlautin

Don't skip out on me, Willy Vlautin

Label
Don't skip out on me
Title
Don't skip out on me
Statement of responsibility
Willy Vlautin
Title variation
Do not skip out on me
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Horace Hopper has spent most of his life on a Nevada sheep ranch, but dreams of something bigger. Mr. and Mrs. Reese, the aging ranchers, took him in and treated him like a son, intending to leave the ranch in his hands. But Horace, ashamed not only of his half-Paiute, half-Irish heritage, but also of the fact his parents did not want him, feels as if he doesn't belong on the ranch, or anywhere. Knowing he needs to make a name for himself, he decides to leave the only loving home he's known to prove his worth as a championship boxer. Mr. Reese is holding on to a way of life that is no longer sustainable. He's a seventy-two-year-old rancher with a bad back. He's not sure how he'll keep things going without Horace but he knows the boy must find his own way. To become a champion Horace must change not just the way he eats, trains, and thinks, but who he is. Reinventing himself as Hector Hildago, a scrappy Mexican boxer, he heads to Tucson and begins training and entering fights. His journey brings him to boxing rings across the Southwest and Mexico and finally, to the streets of Las Vegas, where Horace learns he can't change who he is or outrun his destiny
Summary
Determined to prove his worth as a son abandoned by his biological parents, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand leaves his aging caregivers 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
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619980
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vlautin, Willy
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Racially mixed people
  • Ranchers
Target audience
adult
Label
Don't skip out on me, Willy Vlautin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000061631860
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
395 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432851873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Don't skip out on me, Willy Vlautin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000061631860
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
395 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432851873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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