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War Dances

Alexie, Sherman

Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2009
ISBN 10: 0802119190 / ISBN 13: 9780802119193
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Title: War Dances

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Fine/Fine unread copy protected by archival Brodart cover. Collection of short stories. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001226

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Synopsis: Title: War Dances <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: ShermanAlexie <>Publisher: GrovePress

Review: "Sherman Alexie, who has been called the Native American James Baldwin, writes with anger, humor, raw inventiveness, and defiant pride." -- Amanda Heller

"Alexie has established an impressive literary reputation as a bold writer who goes straight for the aorta." -- S. Kirk Walsh

"Sherman Alexie never allows readers to wade timidly into the turbulent waters of his novels or stories. Instead he simply hurls folks into the deep and seems to say, swim if you can--or dare." -- Mark S. Luce

"Every few years we can only hope for a new Alexie work to sound a wake-up call, equal parts fierce and defiant, manic and irreverent." -- Anderson Tepper

"Few writers grab you by the emotional-throat quicker than Sherman Alexie, and he doesn't let go until the end." -- Jim Lenfestey

"Sherman Alexie is not a finicky writer. He is often messy and in-your-face in a way that can make you laugh (or shudder) when you least expect to. . . . War Dances is Alexie's fiercely freewheeling collection of stories and poems about the tragicomedies of ordinary lives."--"O," the Oprah Magazine
"Alexie has a wry, subversive sensibility. . . . The structure [in War Dances] is sophisticated yet playful, a subtle way to bring lightness to heavy topics such as senility, bigotry, cancer, and loneliness. . . . A mix tape of a book, with many voices, pieces of different length, shifting rhythms, an evolving story."--Carolyn Kellogg, "Los Angeles Times"
"Sherman Alexie mixes up comedy and tragedy, shoots it through with tenderness, then delivers with a provocateur's don't-give-a-damn flourish. He's unique, and his new book, War Dances, is another case in point."--Mary Ann Gwinn, "Seattle Times"
"Few other contemporary writers seem willing to deal with issues of race, class, and sexuality as explicitly as Alexie . . . ["War Dances" is] a virtuoso performance of wit and pathos, a cultural and familial critique and a son's quiet, worthless scream against the night as his father expires . . . [that] reminds me of the early 20th Century master of the short form Akutagawa Riyunosuke. . . . Yet again Sherman Alexie has given us a hell of a ride."--Anthony Swofford, Barnes & Noble.com
"Alexie's works are piercing yet rueful. He writes odes to anguished pay-phone calls, to boys who would drive through blizzards to see a girl, to couples who need to sit together on airplane flights even though the computer thinks otherwise. . . . [A] marvelous collection."--Connie Ogle, " Miami Herald"
"Sherman Alexie is a rare creature in contemporary literature, a writer who can make you laugh as easily as he can make you cry. He's also frighteningly versatile, as a poet, screenwriter, short story author, and novelist."--Ben Fulton, "The Salt Lake Tribune"

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