You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
A MemoirBook - 2017
When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. Featuring 78 poems, 78 essays and intimate family photographs, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, and tender memories of a childhood few can imagine - growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman. This is a powerful account of a complicated relationship, an unflinching and unforgettable remembrance.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2017.
Characteristics: 457 pages ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: You do not have to say you love me.