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The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven

Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this [book, the author] weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a ... portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation. These twenty-two 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 unconscious parents hoping that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Sherman Alexie
OCLC Number: 191825210
Notes: Originally published: New York : Grove Press, c2005.
"Includes an introduction and two new stories" - Cover.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono, ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction --
Every little hurricane --
Drug called tradition --
Because my father always said he was the only Indian who saw Jimi Hendrix play "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock --
Crazy Horse dreams --
Only traffic signal on the reservation doesn't flash red anymore --
Amusements --
This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona --
Fun house --
All I wanted to do was dance --
Trial of Thomas Builds-the-Fire --
Distances --
Jesus Christ's half-brother is alive and well on the Spokane Indian Reservation --
Train is an order of occurrence designed to lead to some result --
Good story --
First annual all-Indian horseshoe pitch and barbecue --
Imagining the reservation --
Approximate size of my favorite tumor --
Indian education --
Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in Heaven --
Family portrait --
Somebody kept saying powwow --
Witnesses, secret and not --
Flight --
Junior Polatkin's Wild West show.
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In this [book, the author] weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a ... portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation. These twenty-two 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 unconscious parents hoping that the alcohol seeping through their skins might help him sleep, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who tells his stories after people stop listening, and Jimmy Many Horses, dying of cancer, who writes letters on stationery 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, and ... between modern Indians and the traditions of the past. -Back cover.

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