Vlautin, Willy,

Lean on Pete / Willy Vlautin. - 277 pages : maps ; 20 cm

Originally published: 2010.

"Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home. Food on the table and in the cupboard; a high school he can attend for more than part of a year; and some structure to his life. But as the son of single father working at warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, Charleys been pretty much on his own for sometime. Lean on Pete opens as Charley 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 its there that Charley meets Pete, an old horse who becomes his companion as hes forced to try and make his own way in the world. A portrait of a journey - populated by a vivid cast of characters against a harsh landscape - Lean on Pete is also the unforgettable story of a friendship and of hope in dark times."--Publisher's description.

9780571235735 0571235735

GBB0C2148 bnb

015668841 Uk

Teenage boys--Fiction.
Race horses--Fiction.


General fiction.