Cover to Cover Open Book, for August 3, 2007 - 3:00pm
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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 Fancydancing and also wrote the award-winning screenplay for Smoke Signals, a fill based on his short story collection, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.
Darkly funny, sharply observant, Flight lays bare the experience of a teenaged outsider circa 2007. Alternately heartbreaking and wondrous, Sherman Alexie's first novel in ten years tells the story of an orphan careening through foster homes until finally, not long after we meet him, he walks into a bank and comes unstuck in time. Gritty, intense, and especially timely, it's a lightning-fast read besides.