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Flight: A Novel | Sherman Alexie
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A fearless novel about a lost boy in search of his identitywho 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 Zitss 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 authors personal collection.
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JLaurenceCohen

Flight is the story of an orphan, Zits, who hates his life in the foster system. Zits leaps through time to learn about his family and Native American history.

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The.Intentional.Reader
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This one looks magnificently weird and fun. Starting it tonight!

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Chellebearss
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Mehso-so

Zits is an Indian teenager in foster care with some serious issues. When he takes steps towards becoming a mass murderer he finds himself time travelling to different situations that each teach him something about himself.
An interesting concept and funny in parts, sad in other parts.
“How can you tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys when they say the same things? 3🌟

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OrangeMooseReads
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The accusers will no longer be anonymous 👍🏼

Tamra Oh gosh, I hadn‘t heard anything about it. 😑 2y
4thhouseontheleft His statement was pretty awful. I have one of his books on my shelves, I cringe when it catches my eye. I have a feeling it may be donated soon. 2y
OrangeMooseReads @4thhouseontheleft his statement was awful. 2y
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HippieChickHomeschool
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5⭐️ Devoured in one sitting. If you‘ve wanted to read Sherman Alexie (and you really should) this is a great place to start.

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SaraBeagle
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Narrated by a teen in foster care, whose portrayal is a deeply empathetic and honest look at foster youth and their complex lives. We follow him as he makes a disturbing life changing decision, which takes him on a journey through history - a history of violence - to learn how we repeat this cycle over and over. Short, but powerful book.

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Books_Wine_Repeat
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Pickpick

Zits gets bounced around from foster family to foster family. He‘s disillusioned with his life and feels like an extreme act of violence is the only answer. Through a weird sequence of events he is able to experience life by flashing/jumping/waking up in other people‘s bodies. It‘ll break your heart then having you laughing and back to tears.

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TrishB
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#humpdaypost @MinDea
Hubby and best mate at recent family party. They were in a band together in the 80s/90s called Flight - think you can still buy on iTunes 😀
I am, I am , I am - Maggie O'Farrell
Sunny at the moment
Sirens - Joseph Knox 😔
Not celebrated in UK - but I have the long weekend as my daughter starts 6th form on Tuesday so we're spending some time together.

Cinfhen Love your photo 💚🙌🏻💚 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen thank you 💝 2y
LauraBeth Great pic! 2y
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saresmoore This is so fun! 2y
batsy Very cool 🎤🎶 2y
Izai.Amorim Cool 😎 2y
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OffTheBeatenShelf.com
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WOW. For such a short book, he did so much with so little. I was uncomfortable the entire time reading, especially on audio, because it follows this protagonist who fell through the cracks in society & fell into violence. It's frightening because it's so believable.

I love how Alexie introduced the character to empathy without hitting you over the head with it. The novel teaches a lesson without being overly moralistic. Now that's talent!

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collegecatlady
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Really excited to get this autographed #bookmail today!

Librarianaut Love that cover!! 2y
OrangeMooseReads Excellent book! 2y
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OffTheBeatenShelf.com
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Man, the beginning of this book is really unsettling... It's terrifying how easily vulnerable people can be manipulated to commit violence.

vivastory I love this book 2y
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ReadingMidwife
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Enough personality in the first page to take up another whole book. This'll be a ride. :)

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CherylRussell
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have mixed feelings about this audiobook. Not the narration but the story. Parts of it were hysterical ?? and other places was "I know what's coming" and it did. ? The humor offset the predictable parts a bit; more laughing than sighs.

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CherylRussell
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Currently listening to this one. About halfway through and I'm not sure what to think. 🤔

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TelevisionNeighbor
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I love everything by Sherman Alexie. Just one of those things. Also, you can finish this in a day even if you are a single mom with a full time job. 👍

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GardenJess
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Just started the audio, and he'll yeah this is what I needed! Great narration by Paul Michael Garcia, and Sherman Alexie's tone is always spot on.

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vivastory
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This is one of my favorite time travel books. Protagonist, Zits, begins traveling through time after performing a Native American Ghost Dance. While finding himself transported into the middle of historical conflicts he moves from anger and disillusionment to greater understanding and empathy.

LindsayReads I'm usually not a big fan of time travel, but this book is tops. 3y
charl08 Love his books. Looking forward to reading this. 3y
vivastory @LindsayReads It's awesome. He's such a great writer 3y
vivastory @charl08 I think you'd really dig it 3y
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josie281
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Budgets and book. Two words I do not like together traditionally 😂Sherman Alexie writes stories that are funny and perceptive. It pulls my emotions all over the place. This is not an easy read. It was worth the time for me. #readdiversebooks #bookswithoutwalls

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nyashajunior
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"Happiness never lasts long, does it?"

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bookdrunkard78
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I loved this book! There's something about Sherman Alexie's perspective that is so raw, enlightening, and yet humorous at times too. It is always a treat to read one of his books.

In Flight, we meet 15 year old Zits, his father abandoned him and his mother died when he was 6. He is shuffled from foster home to foster home and gets in trouble over and over. Until one day, he has a unique experience that may just change his life.

josie281 He is a fantastic writer. I haven't read this one yet. Adding to stack! 3y
bookdrunkard78 @josie281 I hope you enjoy it at much as I did! 3y
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bookdrunkard78
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I'm ready for this! Should be a quick read! #upnext

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prowlix
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An angry 15 yr old boy contemplating a violent act somehow gets transported into many other people throughout time to walk in their shoes. It's such a simple but necessary action to learn empathy and compassion. This was exactly what I needed post election. It gives me hope that people can change. The audio is great. TW for violence

#WNDB #compassion #RequiredReading

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prowlix
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Starting this short novel on audio. I've been despondent this week and hard time concentrating on real books.

So far great narrator, shifting timelines and some needed history. #ownvoices #WNDB

BookishFeminist I love this book! 3y
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NikkiA
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Really, really enjoyed this one - I think Sherman Alexie is amazing. He has this way touching on some really deep, complex issues very naturally without distracting from a fantastic, absorbing story ❤️

Tjackson I am huge fan. I loved Indian Killer!!! 3y
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Abby-J
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I downloaded this today because some [idiot] on Facebook wished the world a happy Columbus Day. In rebellion, I decided that it was very important to listen to a book by a Native American. #IndigenousPeoplesDay #EffColumbus

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Chelsey
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I need more of these. #booktober #diversereads "Artifact" sucked, but I love "We Should All Be Feminists" with the heat of a thousand suns. I'm reading "The Garden of Evening Mists" right now and "Flight" is still on my TBR list.

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prowlix
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Passing on a kindle deal! Sherman Alexie has been on my TBR for awhile so I caved and I got the audible narration 😣

BookishFeminist Flight is a good choice 😊 3y
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I haven't read this one yet, but based on his other book that I loved, I had to pick this one up while it was on sale.

BookishFeminist It's good! Loved this book😀 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookishFeminist I figured it was well worth the $1.99, really enjoyed his 3y
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Merethebookgal
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Here's an #ebookdeal I wanted to share! I just read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian last month and loved it, so I have high hopes for this one! Anyone read it?

BookishFeminist Yes, it's wonderful! Loved it. 3y
k.reads It's great! Challenging, sad, darkly funny, but ultimately one of his more uplifting books in my opinion. 3y
readinginthedark I haven't read this one, but everything else I've read by Sherman Alexie has been fantastic! 3y
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Not strictly in this book but my favorite Sherman Alexie quote.

BookishFeminist Love this book, too. Sherman Alexie is boss. 3y
Bibliogeekery Great book, great quote! 3y
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Indigenous Book Club Month Rec: "Yes, I am Irish and Indian, which would be the coolest blend in the world if my parents were around to teach me how to be Irish and Indian. But they're not here and haven't been for years, so I'm not really Irish or Indian. I am a blank sky, a human solar eclipse."

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kay_bee490
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My haul from #BookCon2016...Sherman Alexie is hilarious and I got 3 free copies of his books #tobereadpilejustgotbigger #booknerd #firstpost ❤️📚

Sydsavvy You won't be sorry, love him! 3y
kay_bee490 I love him! 3y
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