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OLD SHIRTS & NEW SKINS

Alexie, Sherman

ISBN 10: 0935626360 / ISBN 13: 9780935626360
Published by American Indian Studies Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1993
Condition: VG+; Paperback Soft cover
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4to 11" - 13" tall; 94 pages; Inscribed by Sherman Alexie on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 34617

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Title: OLD SHIRTS & NEW SKINS

Publisher: American Indian Studies Center, Los Angeles, CA

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: VG+; Paperback

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+ condition.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Poetry. Native American Studies. Amongst the poems and prose of OLD SHIRTS & NEW SKINS appear illustrations by Elizabeth Woody, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. In the best tradition of confronting American reality and exacting vision and meaning from it, Sherman Alexie chooses to use poetic power. His vision is an amazing celebration of endurance, intimacy, love, and creative insight; finally, it is a victory that can be known only by a people who refuse to submit to the thieves, liars, and killers that have made them suffer tremendous loss and pain. "Like the woman who pours her life into a stew of survival, Sherman Alexie has created a meal, not for a reader to consume but for a reader to be changed by. Survival is being documented, changes measured"—Linda Hogan.

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Sherman Alexie's poems, fiction, essays and films have won him an international following since his first book, THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING, was published in 1992. SMOKE SIGNALS, the film he adapted from one of his short stories and co-produced, enlarged his audience still further. Alexie's awards include the Stranger Genius Award in Literature, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature in Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature as well as honors and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Foundation, and a citation as "One of 20 Best American Novelists Under the Age of 40" from Granta magazine. An enrolled Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Alexie lives in Seattle with his wife and sons.

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