04-01-08

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04-01-08

4hrs 41min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

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“Right up to the novel’s final sentence, Mr. Alexie succeeds yet again with his ability to pierce to the heart of matters.” New York Times

From the New York Times bestselling author of multiple award-winning books comes this 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, young “Zits” 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 nineteenth-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 has 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.

Praise

“Right up to the novel’s final sentence, Mr. Alexie succeeds yet again with his ability to pierce to the heart of matters.” New York Times

“The quest for revenge becomes a lesson in empathy…Self-mocking without being self-effacing, he seduces us with attitude that seems especially geared to teenage readers.” Washington Post Book World

“Adam Beach’s narration is spot-on for a back-talking, unsure, acerbic, wounded teen trying to learn about hate and love…It’s a moving, gripping, engaging, and funny journey.” AudioFile

“Reader Adam Beach does a pretty good job capturing Native American cadence through the voice of the adolescent protagonist.” SoundCommentary.com

“The captivatingly drawn character of Zits will resonate with teen readers a long time after the last page is turned.” VOYA

“Elegantly mixes free-floating young adult cynicism with a charged, idiosyncratic view of American history.” Publishers Weekly

“Alexie’s concentrated and mesmerizing novel…asserts that people of all backgrounds are equally capable of good and evil.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Mar 31, 2008
Release Date April 1, 2008
Release Date Machine 1207008000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Most Popular, Literature & Fiction
Author Bio
Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is a poet, short-story writer, novelist, and performer. He is a winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. A Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian, he grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and has been an urban Indian since 1994.

Narrator Bio
Adam Beach

Adam Beach is a Golden Globe–nominated actor of Saulteaux descent. He is best-known for his roles in the movies Flags of Our Fathers, Smoke Signals, and Windtalkers, among many others. His work is strongly rooted in his Native heritage, and he spends much of his spare time donating his voice and enthusiasm in support of Native youth.

Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of multiple award-winning books comes this 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, young “Zits” 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 nineteenth-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 has 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.

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