Beloved Northwest author Sherman Alexie is known for placing his own distinctive stamp on literature. Much of his work draws on his experience as an indigenous American with ancestry from several tribes. One of four children, he grew up in poverty on a Spokane-area Indian reservation raised by alcoholic parents. When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Alexie responded the only way he knew how. He wrote. His highly anticipated new memoir, featuring 78 poems, 78 essays, and intimate family photographs, presents a portrait of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, and complicated woman. With his winning combination of humor and pathos, Alexie shares his raw, angry, and funny memories of a childhood few can imagine.
7:30PM, Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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