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Worth Repeating: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

June 22, 2012

She didn’t die right away. The reservation paramedics kept her alive long enough to get to the hospital in Spokane, but she died during emergency surgery.

Massive internal injuries.

At the hospital, my mother wept and wailed. She’d lost her mother. When anybody, no matter how old they are, loses a parent, I think it hurts the same as if you were only five years old, you know? I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents

Sherman Alexie
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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