Literature Willy Vlautin Lean on Pete (P.S.)

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Paperback. Pub Date :2010-04-13 Pages: 304 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home. food on the table. and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year . But as the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest. Charleys been pretty much on his own. When tragic events leave him homeless weeks after their move to Portland. Oregon. Charley seeks refuge in the tack room of a run -down horse track. Charleys only comforts are his friendship with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete and a photograph of his only known relative. In an increasingly desperate circumstance. Charley will head east. hoping to find his aunt who had once lived a thousand miles away in Wyoming-but the journey to find her will be a perilous one. In Vlautins third novel. Lean on Pete. he reveals the lives and choice...

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-[Vlautin] unearths a world Steinbeck would have recognised...where the American underclass still resides. Lean On Pete is an archetypal American novel, Huck Finn for the crystal-meth generation.-
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Author Willy Vlautin---a major realist talent-(Seattle Post Intelligencer) who is often compared to Raymond Carver, John Steinbeck, and Denis Johnson--returns with Lean on Pete, the story of a 15-year old boy struggling to make his way to a long lost aunt, who just might give him a home. In the words of author Mark Billingham, -Vlautin is a truly original voice.... [and] one of the best writers in America, - and -Lean on Pete is powerful, heartbreaking stuff.-

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Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home; food on the table; a high school he can attend for more than part of a year; and some structure to his life. But as the son of a single father working at warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, he's been pretty much on his own for some time.

Lean on Pete opens as he and his father arrive in Portland, Oregon and Charley takes a stables job, illegally, at the local race track. Once part of a vibrant racing network, Portland Meadows is now seemingly the last haven for washed up jockeys and knackered horses, but it's there that Charley meets Pete, an old horse who becomes his companion as he's forced to try to make his own way in the world.

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