I heard a radio interview of Sherman Alexie not long ago, and it piqued my interest. So, I ran across a copy and decided to give it a go. It does not disappoint. The characters are rich and complex, the emotions of 14-year-old "Junior," an Indian boy who transitions to a white school are skillfully navigated in the dialogue.
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.