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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie

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Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian including chapter summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, ask questions, and get the answers you need.

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Book Basics

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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