Flight: A Novel

Sherman Alexie


In this novel we follow along as ‘Zitz,’ a modern teen, travels his own vision quest, to learn about human nature. The story begins as the boy is about to commit a horrific act of violence, and involves several Quantum Leap type experiences in the bodies of other people. Finally the boy returns to the present and his own happy ending.

I was with Alexie right up to the end, which I felt to be artificially happy and unrealistic. It felt tacked on and didn’t fit the rest of the book.