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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by

Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Chapter 10 Summary

Tears of a Clown

  • Junior tells us the story of Dawn, an Indian girl with legendary braids who he fell in love with when he was twelve.
  • Junior had no shot whatsoever with Dawn. Still, he confessed his feelings about her to his best friend, Rowdy.
  • Rowdy told Junior that Dawn didn't care about him. At all. Still, he really loved her.
  • So Junior cried. Big time. He cries easily about everything, he tells us. He is the "opposite of warrior" (10.20).
  • That night he asked Rowdy to keep everything a secret: his love for Dawn, his crying, all that junk. And you know what? Rowdy did.

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