Horace Hopper thinks that no good can come from being a half Paiute Indian. He learned early from his grandma that all Indians are worthless drunks or drug addicts.- especially Paiutes. She loved him but couldn't see past his background. At twenty years old, Horace can't see past it either. Even his foster parents, Mr. And Mrs. Reece, who raised him and love him like their own son can't get through to him.
If you like the spare style of Cormac McMarthy and the quiet dignity of Craig Lesley, try Don't Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin.