Willy Vlautin: Don't Skip Out on Me
A moving story about a man’s search for belonging in all the wrong places, DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME (Harper Perennial; Hardcover; $22.99; on sale: February 13, 2018), is an understated yet powerful exploration of identity and loneliness pulled from deep within America’s soul. Publishing for the first time in hardcover, award-winning author Willy Vlautin follows in the footsteps of his earlier beloved novels, delivering another emotionally raw tale of a tragic and beautiful life. His most recent novel, The Free, was a #1 Indie Next pick, and the movie adaptation of his 2010 novel Lean on Pete—which debuted at this year’s Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim—will be released nationwide on February 16, 2018. Vlautin’s band Richmond Fontaine has created a soundtrack, which is included on CD here and will be available for download with finished books, that perfectly evokes the spirit and setting of this stunning and heartbreaking new novel.
Willy Vlautin is the author of The Free, Lean on Pete, Northline, and The Motel Life. He is the singer and songwriter of the band Richmond Fontaine and a member of the band The Delines. He lives outside Portland, Oregon.