New Alexie

With all the commotion of the last few weeks, I completely failed to notice that Sherman Alexie had a new novel coming out. It’s his first in ten years, it’s called Flight, and it sounds trippy. Here’s the publisher’s description:

[A] powerful, fast and timely story of a troubled foster teenager — a boy who is not a “legal” Indian because he was never claimed by his father — who learns the true meaning of terror. About to commit a devastating act, the young man finds himself shot back through time on a shocking sojourn through moments of violence in American history. He resurfaces in the form of an FBI agent during the civil rights era, inhabits the body of an Indian child during the battle at Little Big Horn, and then rides with an Indian tracker in the 19th Century before materializing as an airline pilot jetting through the skies today. When finally, blessedly, our young warrior comes to rest again in his own contemporary body, he is mightily transformed by all he’s seen.

The book comes out March 28, and you can already see the PW review here.