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Junior is a budding cartoonist who also enjoys playing basketball.He suffers from excess of cerebrospinal fluid in his skull that he refers to as “water on the brain.” Like the other members of the Coeur d’Alene tribe who live on the reservation, Junior has grown up impoverished and surrounded by alcoholism. Yet Junior strives to pursue his education and transfers to Reardan, an affluent school with a mostly white student body. As a result, he suffers from extreme alienation both at his new school and on the reservation, leading him to question where he truly belongs. He is creative and has a sharp wit about him. He also has a unique way at looking at things.