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Blasphemy : [new and selected stories]

Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combines fifteen of the author's classic short stories with fifteen new stories in an anthology that features tales involving donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, and marriage. In these comfort-zone-destroying tales, including the masterpiece, War Dances, characters grapple with racism, damaging stereotypes, poverty, alcoholism, diabetes, and the tragic loss of languages and customs. Questions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 9780802121752 0802121756
OCLC Number: 859378557
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Description: viii, 465 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Cry cry cry --
Green world --
Scars --
The toughest Indian in the world --
War dances --
This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona --
Midnight basketball --
Idolatry --
Protest --
What ever happened to Frank Snake Church? --
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven --
The approximate size of my favorite tumor --
Indian country --
Because my father always said he was the only Indian who saw Jimi Hendrix play "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock --
Scenes from a life --
Breakfast --
Night people --
Breaking and entering --
Do you know where I am? --
Indian education --
Gentrification --
Fame --
Faith --
Salt --
Assimilation --
Old growth --
Emigration --
The search engine --
The vow --
Basic training --
What you pawn I will redeem.
Responsibility: Sherman Alexie.

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Combines fifteen of the author's classic short stories with fifteen new stories in an anthology that features tales involving donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, and marriage. In these comfort-zone-destroying tales, including the masterpiece, War Dances, characters grapple with racism, damaging stereotypes, poverty, alcoholism, diabetes, and the tragic loss of languages and customs. Questions of authenticity and identity abound.

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