The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Review – Sherman Alexie

In this conscious book review, Ian Cattanach explores the diary form, the use of the bildungsroman, the blending of western and indigenous coming of age stories, the mixed blood theories of Louis Owens, false narratives, and the character evolution of Arnold spirit in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

I recommend The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Even with all of the sexual assault allegations and and academic controversies Alexie has caused, this still stands as a strong piece of YA fiction in the Native American Lit field.