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Main Title Flight : a novel /
Author Alexie, Sherman,
Publisher Black Cat : Distributed by Publishers Group West,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 77333764
ISBN 9780802170378; 0802170374; 9781435228177; 1435228170
Subjects Indian foster children--Juvenile fiction ; Time travel--Juvenile fiction ; Indians of North America--History--Juvenile fiction ; Indians, Treatment of--United States--History--Juvenile fiction ; Violence in adolescence--Juvenile fiction ; Scouting (Reconnaissance)--Juvenile fiction ; Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont, 1876--Juvenile fiction ; Terrorism--Juvenile fiction ; Race relations--History--Juvenile fiction ; Teenage boys--Fiction ; Orphans--Fiction ; Science fiction ; Native American fiction--21st century ; Montana ; Indians of North America--Fiction ; Foster children--Fiction
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EJAM AIAN PS3551.L35774F57 2007 AIAN Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/13/2013
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 181 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide.
Contents Notes
Flight follows a troubled foster teenager--a boy who is not a "legal" Indian because he was never claimed by his father. The journey begins as he's about to commit a massive act of violence. At the moment of 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 traveling 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 materializing as an airline pilot jetting through the skies today. During these furious travels through time, his refrain grows: "Who's to judge?" and "I don't understand humans."