Reading Sherman Alexie

Last week, I read two of Sherman Alexie’s books, Flight and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I enjoyed both books, and I’m considering teaching one of them in the fall semester. Here’s a favorite line from Flight, which expresses how Alexie manages to convey both the depravity and goodness of human nature:

I am surrounded by people who trust me to be a respectful stranger. (159)


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