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Time-traveling Boy

Flight: A Novel by Sherman Alexie

Reviewed by Ann Cummins
Washington Post Book World

"The year is 2007; the hero, a throwaway kid named Zits. Half-Native American, half-Irish, an orphan since the age of 6, Zits is a self-proclaimed blank sky, a solar eclipse. He inherited his mother's green eyes and his father's acne. At 15, he has lived in 20 different foster homes, gone to 22 different schools and owns just enough clothing to fill a backpack. Then one day, looking for revenge, he takes a trip back in time and gets a chance at redemption. Where H.G. Wells used a time machine and Jack Finney used hypnosis, Sherman Alexie uses a gun as a mode of transport in entertaining new novel, Flight...." Read the entire Washington Post Book World review.




One Response to "Time-traveling Boy"

  1.  
    Christopher April 23rd, 2007 at 11:17 am

    Sounds an awful lot like the book Vernon God Little, by D.B.C. Pierre, published in 2003. (Except for the time travel.) Read about it on my blog:
    http://christophersreading.blogspot.com/2007/01/vernon-god-little-by-d.html

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