Sherman Alexie Reservation Blues

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Reservation Blues

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Only Big Mom can help when you've made a deal with the Devil. Robert Johnson, legendary blues man, arrives at the Spokane Reservation looking for relief. Thomas Builds-the-Fire shows him the way and finds himself owner of the great man's guitar. So, with Victor Joseph, Junior Polatkin and Chess and Checkers Warm Water, he hits the road, taking their four-and-a-half-chord rock and blues band to reservation bars, small town taverns, and the urban landscapes of Seattle and Manhattan.

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"The mystical complexity of "Reservation Blues" is as mesmerizing as the poetic power of Alexie's writing. . . . Generously laced with bleak and sometimes wacky humor, but none of that detracts from the book's poignant theme." --"San Francisco Chronicle"

"Scathingly funny . . . "Reservation Blues" never misses a beat, never sounds a false note." --"Los Angeles Times"

"Quiet, powerful...brilliant, deeply moving...[Sherman Alexie] is funny, he is perceptive, and he knows how to stir us in large and small ways." -Frederick Busch, "The New York Times Book Review"

"An important voice in American literature." -"The Boston Globe"
The mystical complexity of "Reservation Blues" is as mesmerizing as the poetic power of Alexie s writing. . . . Generously laced with bleak and sometimes wacky humor, but none of that detracts from the book s poignant theme. "San Francisco Chronicle"
Scathingly funny . . . "Reservation Blues" never misses a beat, never sounds a false note. "Los Angeles Times"
Quiet, powerfulbrilliant, deeply moving[Sherman Alexie] is funny, he is perceptive, and he knows how to stir us in large and small ways. Frederick Busch, "The New York Times Book Review"
An important voice in American literature. "The Boston Globe"
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"The mystical complexity of Reservation Blues is as mesmerizing as the poetic power of Alexie's writing. . . . Generously laced with bleak and sometimes wacky humor, but none of that detracts from the book's poignant theme." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Scathingly funny . . . Reservation Blues never misses a beat, never sounds a false note." --Los Angeles Times

"Quiet, powerful...brilliant, deeply moving...[Sherman Alexie] is funny, he is perceptive, and he knows how to stir us in large and small ways." -Frederick Busch, The New York Times Book Review

"An important voice in American literature." -The Boston Globe

About the Author:

Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, is the author of several books of poetry and two other novels. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven was a citation winner for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction and won the 1994 Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Awards. His novel Reservation Blues won the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award, and he has been named one of Granta's twenty Best Young American Novelists. He lives in Seattle.

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