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Sherman Alexie

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Author

Sherman Alexie

Year Published

2007

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is narrated by the main character, Junior. His full name is Arnold Spirit Jr., and the immediacy of the close first-person perspective results in a conversational voice as he describes recent events.

Tense

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian shifts between past and present tenses.

About the Title

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a work of fiction, but the title reveals both its confessional nature and the book's similarity to Sherman Alexie's own life experience. The main character, Junior, commutes from the reservation to a school in a white neighborhood, developing a new identity while keeping his Indian roots.

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