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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Chapter 26

By Sherman Alexie

Chapter 26

Rowdy And I Have a Long and Serious Discussion About Basketball

  • After basketball season ends, Arnold emails Rowdy to say sorry they beat them and sorry their season went to hell.
  • Rowdy responds that they would kick Reardan's butt next year. He calls him a "faggot" (26.2).
  • Junior replies that he might be a faggot, but he's the faggot who beat him.
  • Rowdy writes back "ha-ha" (26.4).
  • Seeing as how this is the first time Rowdy has really talked to Junior since he left the rez, the email exchange makes him a "happy faggot" (26.6).