Cite This Page
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Advertisement
group rates for schools and districts
ADVERTISEMENT

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Chapter 21 Summary

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

  • Christmas comes and Junior's Dad takes what little money the family has and runs off to get drunk.
  • He comes back on January 2 with a big old hangover.
  • He apologizes to Junior, who is pretty heartbroken about the whole thing.
  • His dad, though, does pull a crumpled five-dollar bill from his boot and gives it to Junior.
  • Knowing that his dad is a raging alcoholic, Junior is actually touched that he didn't spend the money on beer – but saved it for him.
Next Page: Chapter 22
Previous Page: Chapter 20

Need help with College?