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Description - Flight by Sherman Alexie

Flight follows this troubled foster teenager a boy who is not a legal Indian because he was never claimed by his father as he learns that violence is not the answer. The journey for Flight s young hero begins as he s about to commit a massive act of violence. At the moment of the decision, he finds himself shot back through time to resurface in the body of an FBI agent during the civil rights era, where he sees why Hell is Red River, Idaho, in the 1970s . Red River is only the first stop in an eye-opening trip through moments in American history. He will continue travelling back to inhabit the body of an Indian child during the battle at Little Bighorn and then ride with an Indian tracker in the nineteenth century before materialising as an airline pilot jetting through the skies today. During these travels through time, his refrain grows- Who s to judge . his novel seeks nothing less than an understanding of why human beings hate. Flight is irrepressible and fearless Sherman Alexie at his most brilliant.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846551529
ISBN-10: 1846551528
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is the author of Reservation Blues, Indian Killer, The Toughest Indian in the World, and Ten Little Indians. He wrote and directed The Business of Fancy-dancing and also wrote the award-winning screenplay for Smoke Signals, a film based on his short-story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

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