The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (20th Anniversary Edition)

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (20th Anniversary Edition) Author Sherman Alexie
ISBN-10 0802121993
ISBN-13 9780802121998
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Grove Press
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Alexies prose startles and dazzles with unexpected impossible to anticipate moves These are cultural love stories and we laugh on every page with a fist tight around our hearts The Boston GlobePoetic and unremittingly honest The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is for the American Indian what Richard Wrights Native Son was for the black American in 1940 Chicago TribuneSherman Alexies celebrated first collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven established its author as one of Americas most important and provocative voices The basis for the award winning movie Smoke Signals it remains one of his best loved and widely praised books twenty years after its initial publication Vividly weaving memory fantasy and stark reality to paint a portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian reservation this book introduces some of Alexies most beloved characters including Thomas Builds the Fire the storyteller who no one seems to listen to and his compatriot Victor the sports hero who turned into a recovering alcoholic Now with an updated introduction from Alexie these twenty four tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government issue cheese and yet they are filled with passion and affection myth and charm Against a backdrop of addiction car accidents laughter and basketball Alexie depicts the distances between men and women Indians and whites reservation Indians and urban Indians and most poetically modern Indians and the traditions of the past

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Reservation Blues

Reservation Blues Author Sherman Alexie
ISBN-10 9781480457171
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 306