Flight: A Novel - Chapters 17 - 21 Summary & Analysis

Alexie, Sherman
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After being punched by the tourist who he had harassed, Zits aimlessly stumbles around the Tacoma streets, shouting that he needs to be respected. Zits confronts a sharp-dressed businessman, who tells Zits a long story about how he (the businessman) had a bird who was a beloved family pet. But, while the businessman was cooking one day, the bird jumped off of his shoulder and into a pot of boiling water. This kills the bird and also for some reason causes his wife and daughter to leave him, as they believe he is entirely responsible for the bird’s death. The mention of kids causes Zits-as-the-old-man to took in his wallet to see if he has any pictures of his own kids. Zits is startled to discover a picture of his five-year-old self, leading Zits to conclude that he is now occupying the...

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