When it was first published in 1993, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven established Sherman Alexie as a stunning new talent of American letters. The basis for the award-winning movie Smoke Signals, it remains one of his most beloved and widely praised books. In this darkly comic collection, Alexie brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation. These twenty-two interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet are filled with passion and affection, myth and dream. Against a backdrop of alcohol, car accidents, laughter, and basketball, Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites, reservation Indians and urban Indians, men and women, and, most poetically, modern Indians and the traditions of the past.
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A series of linked stories, told in different voices, about contemporary Red Indian life.Review:
"Again and again, Alexie's prose startles and dazzles with unexpected, impossible-to-anticipate moves. These are cultural love stories, and we laugh on every page with fist tight around our hearts. With this stunning collection, Sherman Alexie has become quite clearly an important new voice in American literature."
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Book Description Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060976241
Book Description Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060976241
Book Description Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060976241