Well, there’s always a first for everything and this is your first audio story on offer from FRUK. A Motorcycle for a Horse is a new short story from critically acclaimed author and Richmond Fontaine frontman Willy Vlautin who has been described by the independent as mining a lost seam of American writing. Download and enjoy!
Willy Vlautin is the author of the novels Lean on Pete, Northline and The Motel Life. Willy himself reads the story, and you’ll recognise a number of characters from Lean on Pete, his latest novel – Charley Thompson, Lonnie Dixon and the unforgettable Lean on Pete himself.
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With beautiful footage from Portland Meadows racetrack and an original soundtrack, Willy Vlautin tells the story of ‘Lean on Pete,’ his unforgettable new novel of friendship and hope in dark times.
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 at warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, he’s been pretty much on his own for some time. When they arrive in Portland, Oregon, Charley takes a stables job at the local race track. It’s here that he meets Pete, an old horse who becomes his companion as he’s forced to make his own way in the world…
Buy the Book: Lean on Pete