Summary Of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

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Reservation and hope as two opposing forces in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The name of Sherman Alexie has become the most endearing one among Native American literary arena since the publication of collection of poems called The Business Of Fancydancing in 1991. Hereafter quick succession of his works followed one by one like, I Would Steal Horses, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven etc., ,thelater being a collection of short stories.. The Toughest Indian in the World (2000) is another short story collection almost exclusively dealing with urban life. Another short story collection is Ten Little Indians (2003).
Reservation Blues is his first novel published in 1995and it is awarded Granta 's Best of Young American Novelists. His second novel, Indian Killer, was published in 1996. His novels The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Flight were published in 2007. These novels mainly deal with the questions of violence, life in the reservation, and identity.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian deals with the story of a teenager born and brought up in the Spokane Indian reservation in Wellpinit. His life gets a jolt during his schooling at the reservation school which landed him in total transformation of his life. The turning point in his life happened with the advice and counseling from his teacher Mr. P who was accidently hit by the book that the protagonist had threw out of rage.
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