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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

  • Author:Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher:Grove Press
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.00
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  • Seller:LABYRINTH BOOKS
  • Sales Rank:34,999
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:272
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:February 8, 2005
  • ISBN:0802141676
  • EAN:9780802141675
  • ASIN:0802141676
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Synopsis
In this darkly comic short story collection, Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realizxsm to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spoke Indian Reservation. These 22 interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet are filled with passion and affection, myth and dream. There is Victor, who as a nine-year-old crawled between his uncoscious parents hoping that the alcohol seeping through their skins might help him sleep. Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who tells his stories long after people stop listening, and Jimmy Many Horses, dying of cancer, who writes letters on stationary that reads "From the Death Bed of James Many Horses III," even though he actually writes them on his kitchen table. 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,a dn most poetically, between modern Indians and the traditions of the past.

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