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Lean on Pete : a novel

Author: Willy Vlautin
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Left homeless by the death of his father, fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson sets off with a racehorse, Lean on Pete, on a perilous trek from Portland, Oregon to Wyoming to find a distant aunt, hoping to regain stability in his life.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willy Vlautin
ISBN: 9780571235728 0571235727
OCLC Number: 458731810
Description: 277 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Willy Vlautin.

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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  Read more...

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