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Short Story Flight Patterns By Sherman Alexie

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In the short story “Flight Patterns” by Sherman Alexie, William, a man of Native American descent, gets a better understanding of himslef through Fekadu’s story of his life. William has a wife named Marie and a daughter named Grace who he both loves very dearly. He is a business man who often travels for his jobThis story takes place around a year after the world trade centers were hit on September 11. While taking a taxi to the airport he meets an African American man named Fekadu. Fekadu tells him his life story and William is hesitant to believe it because generally black taxi drivers do not hold degrees from Harvard; however, William is intruiged by Fekadu’s story and listens on with interest. “William wondered how this poor man could
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