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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Alexie, Sherman

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ISBN 10: 0802141676 / ISBN 13: 9780802141675
Published by Grove Press, U.S.A., 2005
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Grove Press. New York. 2005. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 242 pp. Collection of short stories by this young Spokane/Couer d'Alene Indian. Selected as one of the Granta 20 & New Yorker 20 best young American writers. His first work of fiction, basis of the movie "Smoke Signals." First Grove Press edition, first printing. Inscribed "To Jeremy, My favorite fan" and signed by the author on the inside cover. Very good copy with just some slight wrinkles in the corners of the cover. Bookseller Inventory # 2185

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Title: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in ...

Publisher: Grove Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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Alexie is a poet, novelist, and screenwriter. He has won the Pen/Faulkner Award, Stranger Genius Award in Literature, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature, and the Malamud Award.

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