Flight (Paperback)

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Alexie is an amazing writer who manages to write for both teens and adults with equal skill.  I love that he writes Native American characters with fire, force, and humor.  In Flight, you follow a boy who travels back and forth through time in an effort to understand himself, his choices, and the world at large.  This book has the power to touch and inspire you. 

— From Sarah


The best-selling author of multiple award-winning books returns with his first novel in ten years, a powerful, fast and timely story of a troubled foster teenager -- a boy who is not a "legal" Indian because he was never claimed by his father -- who learns the true meaning of terror. About to commit a devastating act, the young man finds himself shot back through time on a shocking sojourn through moments of violence in American history. He resurfaces in the form of an FBI agent during the civil rights era, inhabits the body of an Indian child during the battle at Little Big Horn, and then rides with an Indian tracker in the 19th Century before materializing as an airline pilot jetting through the skies today. When finally, blessedly, our young warrior comes to rest again in his own contemporary body, he is mightily transformed by all he's seen. This is Sherman Alexie at his most brilliant -- making us laugh while breaking our hearts. Simultaneously wrenching and deeply humorous, wholly contemporary yet steeped in American history, Flight is irrepressible, fearless, and again, groundbreaking Alexie.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802170378
ISBN-10: 0802170374
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Publication Date: April 17th, 2007
Pages: 181
Language: English