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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 17th 2007
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Pages no: 181
Edition language: English
"Call me Zits. Everybody calls me Zits. That's not my real name, of course. My real name isn't important." Part of the experience of reading is, no doubt, influenced by more than the book itself. Just as the story or atmosphere can transport the reader into a different reality, the circumstances o...
I thought this book was fantastic. It goes to some very intense emotional places, though, and there was a lot of harm done to children in this book. I typically avoid books like that like the Plague. In this case, though, that harm was not meant as entertainment. It was central to the main charac...
It really had some huge thought provoking moments
Torn between a 3 or 4. I need to think about this.
I heard someone at the library refer to this book as Alexie's best, but though it's only the second book of his that I have read, I did not like it as I liked The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The book read like it was rushed when written and the characters weren't very developed. May...