A NovelBook - 2007
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. Original. 100,000 first printing.
Publisher Group West
Blackwell North Amer
This novel is the hilarious and tragic portrait of an orphaned Indian boy who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. Flight follows this troubled foster teenager - a boy who is not a "legal" Indian because he was never claimed by his father - as he learns that violence is not the answer.
The journey of Flight's young hero 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. 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 nineenth 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." When finally, blessedly, our young warrior comes to rest again in his own life, he is mightily transformed by all he's seen.
On the verge of committing an act of violence, a troubled, orphaned Indian teenager finds himself hurtled through time and into various bodies, before returning to himself, forever altered by his experiences.
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From beginning to end a very fast read. I'm not sure about all the hype, but there were some good images here as well as a learning experience. I always like a good ending. but I'm not sure why this book deserves "questions for discussion" at the end. perhaps meant for high school class discussion, if that is the case it should be noted that there is a fair amount of foul language in this book. I suppose it could be included for authenticity but as I have always taught my kids. Anyone can use language like that. It takes a better mind to use more descriptive language.
Violence: Zits experiences some violent times in history, and the author doesn't shy away from them. War, child abuse, torture, and desecration of the dead all make an appearance.
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