The Resource Flight : a novel, Sherman Alexie

Flight : a novel, Sherman Alexie

Label
Flight : a novel
Title
Flight
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sherman Alexie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Summary
On the verge of commiting an act of violence, a troubled, orphaned Indian teenager finds himself hurtled through time an into the bodies of a civil rights era FBI agent, an Indian child during the battle at Little Big Horn, a nineteenth- century Indian tracker, and a modern-day airline pilot, before returning to himself, forever altered by his experiences
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2008
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156702
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexie, Sherman
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 14-18
LC call number
PZ7.A382
LC item number
Fl 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
550
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Indian Movement
  • Indian foster children
  • Time travel
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Violence in adolescence
  • Scouting (Reconnaissance)
  • Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876
  • Terrorism
  • Race relations
  • Teenage boys
  • Orphans
  • Science fiction
  • Native American fiction
  • Foster children
  • Indians of North America
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Flight : a novel, Sherman Alexie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm77333764
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780802170378
Lccn
2006052656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)77333764
Label
Flight : a novel, Sherman Alexie
Publication
Note
Includes a reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm77333764
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780802170378
Lccn
2006052656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)77333764

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