A NovelA fearless novel about a lost boy in search of his identity—who happens to be a time-traveling mass murderer
Flight, the third novel by National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie, is both shattering and full of laughter. The story of Zits, an orphaned Indian boy, resonates profoundly in a country scarred by violence. Alexie works his trademark magic to turn Zits’s experiences into a fable about identity, race, and American history. In a gutsy, challenging book that the Village Voice called “fierce and defiant, manic and irreverent,” a literary icon gives us a blast of unforgettable tragicomedy.
This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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“Flight takes off with the pace of a rocket . . . and lands right on target, in the molten bull’s-eye of the human heart. . . . Do not miss buying the ticket on this one.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Raw and vital, often raucously funny . . . there isn’t a false word in it.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Original, funny and provocative—a trip worth taking.” —The Washington Post Book World
“[Alexie is] a master stylist, a writer who—through his ability to make readers both laugh and tremble, sad and angry—is able to move them in large and small ways.” —The Austin Chronicle
About the author
Sherman Alexie is the author of, most recently, Blasphemy, stories, from Grove Press, and Face, poetry, from Hanging Loose Press. He is the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award, the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, and a Special Citation for the 1994 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. Smoke Signals, the film he wrote and coproduced, won both the Audience Award and the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Alexie lives with his family in Seattle.