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Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0802141675

Cover of Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven 05 (ISBN 978-0802141675)
ISBN13: 978-0802141675
ISBN10: 0802141676

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No

List price: $15.00

Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0802141675

Sherman Alexie

ISBN13: 978-0802141675
ISBN10: 0802141676

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

A highly acclaimed collection of short stories by a young Native American writer hailed by the New York Times as "one of the major lyric voices of our time."...Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, brilliantly weaves characters, themes, and language as he evokes the complex density of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation, an existence filled with pain, anger, and bitterness but also, more importantly, with forgiveness and resilient hope.... Alexie writes with affection, grace, and, most of all, passion. He is a modern mythmaker, with a razor-sharp eye for the ironies of modern Indian life, recording the estrangement between Indians and the rest of the world, while affirming the continuing power of his tribe's cultural history and language.

Author Bio

A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman has been named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and has been lauded by The Boston Globe as "an important voice in American literature." He is one of the most well known and beloved literary writers of his generation, with works such as The Long Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Reservation Blues and has received numerous awards and citations, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Every little hurricane 1
A drug called tradition 12
Because my father always said he was the only Indian who saw JImi Hendrix play "The star-spangled banner" at Woodstock 24
Crazy horse dreams 37
The only traffic signal on the reservation doesn't flash red anymore 43
Amusements 54
This is what is means to say Phoenix, Arizona 59
The fun house 76
All I wanted to do was dance 83
The trial of Thomas Builds-The-Fire 93
Distances 104
Jesus Christ's half-brother is alive and well on the Spokane Indian reservation 110
A train is an order of occurrence designed to lead to some result 130
A good story 139
The first annual all-Indian horseshoe pitch and barbecue 145
Imagining the reservation 149
The approximate size of my favorite tumor 154
Indian education 171
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven 181
Family portrait 191
Somebody kept saying powwow 199
Witnesses, secret and not 211
Flight 224
Junior Polatkin's wild west show 232