Question: When did The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian take place?

What is Junior’s real name?

The main character’s full name is Arnold Spirit, Junior. We really only get to know Arnold Spirit, Sr. through his eyes. Junior describes him as “dad.” Since he is the narrator, we can only know Arnold’s father through what he says and how he refers to the other characters.

Why is it called The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian?

The “absolutely true diary” portion of the title is appropriate because the novel is presented like a diary, including some of Junior’s drawings. The title is also a little funny because this is a work of fiction — therefore, not entirely true — based on Alexie’s own life.

How old was Junior’s mother when she met Junior’s father?

Summary: Reindeer Games. Junior’s dad tells Junior how he met Junior’s mom. Junior’s mom is eight years older than Junior’s dad, and, when they were children, she lifted Junior’s dad up to get a drink from a drinking fountain.

At what age did junior start wearing glasses?

Ever since birth, Junior suffered from physical ailments, the most immediate being hydrocephalus. He had surgery when he was only six months old. From there, other physical problems surfaced, including him being nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other, causing him to start wearing glasses at three years old.

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Why is Junior a member of the black eye of the Month Club?

Junior says that he gets beat up at least once a month because he is the “biggest retard in the world“; hence, he is now a member of the Black-Eye-of-the-Month Club. Because he doesn’t want to get beat up all the time, he stays home and draws cartoons.