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The absolutely true diary of a part-time indian

Auteur : Sherman Alexie

Editeur : Andersen Press

Année de parution: 2008



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I was born with water on the brain.
Okay, so that’s not exactly true. I was actually born with too much cerebral spinal fluid inside my skull. But cerebral spinal fluid is just the doctors’ fancy way of saying brain grease. And brain grease works inside the lobes like car grease works inside an engine. It keeps things running smooth and fast. But weirdo me, I was born with too much grease inside my skull, and it got all thick and muddy and disgusting, and it only mucked up the works. My thinking and breathing and living engine slowed down and flooded.


So Junior, a budding cartoonist, who is already beaten up regularly for being a skinny kid with glasses, decides to go to the rich all white high school miles away. He’ll be a target there as well, but maybe he’ll also get a chance to prove everyone wrong.
This is the incredible story of a Native American boy’s attempt to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live.

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