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Forum staff reports, Published September 10 2013

Author Sherman Alexie talks at MSUM Thursday

MOORHEAD – Author Sherman Alexie will read from and discuss his 2007 young adult novel, “The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian,” Thursday night at Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Hansen Theatre.

The book follows a 14-year-old boy who decides to leave his reservation for high school, becoming the only Indian at his new school and a star of the basketball team. The title won Alexie the National Book Award for youth literature.

The author is also known for his adult fiction, including “Reservation Blues” and “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” with parts of the latter adapted for the movie “Smoke Signals”.

The event begins at 7 p.m., and is open to the public. The $10 tickets are available through the MSUM box office at (218) 477-2271 from noon to 4 p.m. MSUM students, faculty and staff can reserve a free ticket in person with their MSUM ID.