The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is one of those beautiful books that captures a small but representative sliver of life. I’m always in awe of books that portray life in all its horrific, capricious, hilarious complexity. I tend to hyperbolize in my writing; Sherman Alexie has managed to mingle a humorous love of life with mind-numbing tragedy in a way that makes me painfully envious.
I highly recommend The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. It’s an excellent read, and the comics interwoven with the text are hilarious.