Sherman Alexie takes a swipe at violence

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Author Sherman Alexie says his last novel "Indian Killer" so disturbed him he didn't write a novel for 10 years. Now, after being asked about the war in Iraq by his sons he's written "Flight," which examines violence.
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Author Sherman Alexie isn't shy about sharing.

He's a prolific writer whose novels and short stories often describe the paradoxes of life as a Native American in the 21st century.

Alexie says he's been thinking lately about violence.

What resulted is a book of gritty fantasy called "Flight" which is about a young man named "Zits.'

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