Sherman Alexie’s heartbreaking reason for pausing his book tour
Original story at kuow.org• 45 mentions • 2 months ago
kuow.org 2 months ago
Sherman Alexie, the author and friend of KUOW, posted this letter to his Facebook page on Thursday. If you're reading this open letter then you're probably aware that I recently published a memoir, “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.” The memoir is mostly about my relationship with my late mother, Lillian Alexie. She was a complicated and difficult person. She was sometimes cruel and often cold. I loved her, yes, but I sometimes hated her, too. She was brilliant, funny, beautiful, generous, vindictive, deceitful, tender, manipulative, abusive, loving, and intimidating. She was one of the last fluent speakers ...