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Alexie, Sherman 1966-

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Works: 339 works in 1,131 publications in 21 languages and 56,362 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Novels  Young adult works  Diary fiction  Poetry  Biography  Autobiographical fiction  Black humor 
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Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Director, Commentator, Editor, Other, Patron, Creator, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ7.A382, 813.54
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The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie( Book )
131 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 7,384 libraries worldwide
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven by Sherman Alexie( Book )
75 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,983 libraries worldwide
In his darkly comic short story collection, the author brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation. These twenty-four interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, yet 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 long after people stop listening; and Jimmy Many Horses, dying of cancer, who writes letters on stationary that reads "From the Death Bed of Jimmy 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 most poetically, between modern Indians and the traditions of the past
Reservation blues by Sherman Alexie( Book )
61 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,273 libraries worldwide
The rise to fame of Coyote Springs, an all-Indian rock-and-roll band, tracing its journey from a Spokane reservation all the way to New York. A humorous exploration of serious subjects: the effect of Christianity on Native Americans, cultural assimilation and its impact on relations between Indian men and Indian women. By the author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Indian killer by Sherman Alexie( Book )
61 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,869 libraries worldwide
A serial murderer called the Indian Killer is terrorizing Seattle, hunting, scalping, and slaughtering white men. Motivated by rage and seeking retribution for his people's violent history, his grizzly MO and skillful elusiveness both paralyze the city with fear and prompt an uprising of racial brutality. Out of the chaos emerges John Smith. Born to Indians but raised by white parents, Smith yearns for his lost heritage. As his embitterment with his dual life increases, Smith falls deeper into vengeful madness and quickly surfaces as the prime suspect. Tensions mount, and while Smith battles to allay the anger that engulfs him, the Indian Killer claims another life
The toughest Indian in the world by Sherman Alexie( Book )
38 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,631 libraries worldwide
In these nine stories, we meet the kind of American Indians we rarely see in literature -- the kind who pay their bills, hold down jobs, fall in and out of love. A Spokane Indian journalist transplanted from the reservation to the city picks up a hitchhiker, a Lummi boxer looking to take on the toughest Indian in the world. A Spokane son waits for his diabetic father to come home from the hospital, tossing out the Hershey Kisses the father has hidden all over the house. An estranged interracial couple, separated in the midst of a traffic accident, rediscover their love for each other. A white drifter holds up an International House of Pancakes, demanding a dollar per customer and someone to love, and emerges with $42 and an overweight Indian he dubs Salmon Boy
Ten little Indians : stories by Sherman Alexie( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,512 libraries worldwide
Nine poignant stories about Native Americans who, like all Americans, find themselves at personal and cultural crossroads, faced with heartrending, tragic, sometimes wondrous moments of being that test their loyalties, their capacities, and their notions of who they are and who they love. Driven by a naked candor that cuts to the heart of the human experience, these stories -- even as they make us laugh -- shed light on what happens when we grow into and out of ourselves, and each other
Flight : a novel by Sherman Alexie( Book )
33 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,446 libraries worldwide
Flight follows a troubled foster teenager--a boy who is not a "legal" Indian because he was never claimed by his father. The journey begins as he's about to commit a massive act of violence. At the moment of decision, he finds himself shot back through time to resurface in the body of an FBI agent during the civil rights era, where he sees why "Hell is Red River, Idaho, in the 1970s." Red River is only the first stop in an eye-opening trip through moments in American history. He will continue traveling back to inhabit the body of an Indian child during the battle at Little Bighorn and then ride with an Indian tracker in the nineteenth century before materializing as an airline pilot jetting through the skies today. During these furious travels through time, his refrain grows: "Who's to judge?" and "I don't understand humans."
War dances by Sherman Alexie( Book )
25 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,325 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories includes the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie( Book )
8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,097 libraries worldwide
"Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name...one that's all his own. Dad is known as Big Thunder, but Little Thunder doesn't want to share a name"--
Blasphemy : [new and selected stories] by Sherman Alexie( Book )
19 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,941 libraries worldwide
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
Smoke signals ( visu )
29 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,609 libraries worldwide
Story of the journey of two Coeur d'Alene Indian boys from Idaho to Arizona. Victor is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family. Thomas is a gregarious, goofy young man orphaned as an infant by a fire which Victor's father accidentally started while drunk. Thomas is a storyteller who makes every effort to connect with the people around him; Victor, in contrast, uses his quiet demeanor to gain strength and confidence. When Victor's estranged father dies in Arizona the two young men embark on a journey to recover his ashes. Along the way the two learn a number of life lessons from each other and those around them
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie( Sound Recording )
37 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 1,539 libraries worldwide
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot
Face by Sherman Alexie( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In this first full collection in nine years, Alexie's poems and prose show his celebrated passion and wit while also exploring new directions. Novelist, storyteller and performer, he won the National Book Award for his YA novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. His work has been praised throughout the world, but the bedrock remains what The New York Times Book Review said of his very first book: "Mr. Alexie's is one of the major lyric voices of our time."
The business of fancydancing : stories and poems by Sherman Alexie( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
A collection of 5 short stories and 40 poems focusing on life on a Native American reservation in eastern Washington state, "that deals comically and poignantly with basketball, convenience stores, cars and other artifacts of everyday life"--New York Times, Notable Books of the Year 1992, December 6, 1992
Heart berries : a memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot( Book )
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
"Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father-an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist-who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain, and what we can bring ourselves to accept. Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story, and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people, and to her place in the world."--
First Indian on the moon by Sherman Alexie( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems, prose poems, mini-essays, and fragments of stories, woven together in a tapestry of pain about death by fire and survival by endurance on the Spokane Indian Reservation
War dances by Sherman Alexie( file )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 883 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories includes the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying
One stick song by Sherman Alexie( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by contemporary Native-American writer Sherman Alexie
The best American short stories, 2004 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
A compilation of twenty American short stories originally published in magazines and periodicals issued between January 2003 and January 2004, selected for inclusion by guest editor Lorrie Moore
The summer of black widows by Sherman Alexie( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Collection of poems revealing the spirit of North American Indian attitudes on life, love, and other experiences
 
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Alternative Names
Alexie, Sherman J. 1966-
Alexie, Sherman Joseph
Alexie, Sherman Joseph 1966-
Sherman Alexie
Sherman, Alexie 1966-
Sherman Alexie Amerikaans filmregisseur
Sherman Alexie amerikansk forfattar og regissør
Sherman Alexie amerikansk forfatter og regissør
Sherman Alexie cinéaste américain
Sherman Alexie director de cine estadounidense
Sherman Alexie écrivain et cinéaste américain
Sherman Alexie indianisch-US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor
Sherman Alexie scrittore, poeta e sceneggiatore statunitense
Sherman Alexie USA-beli költő, humorista, író, filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró, novellista
Алекси, Шерман
Шърман Алекси
אלקסי, שרמן
אלקסי, שרמן 1966-
شرمن الکسی فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، شاعر، و کارگردان آمریکایی
شيرمان أليكسي
شێرمەن ئەلێکسی
서먼, 알렉시 1966-
셔먼, 알렉시 1966-
알렉시, 서먼 1966-
알렉시, 셔먼 1966-
アレクシー, シャーマン
シャーマン・アレクシー
谢尔曼·亚历克西
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English (557)
German (30)
French (27)
Spanish (15)
Italian (12)
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Portuguese (1)
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