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Alexie, Sherman 1966-

Overview
Works: 268 works in 826 publications in 19 languages and 48,492 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Young adult works  Diary fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Drama  Poetry  Film adaptations  Fantasy fiction 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Director, Commentator, Editor, Creator, Patron, 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 )
97 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 6,600 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 )
63 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,351 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
Reservation blues by Sherman Alexie( Book )
35 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,741 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 )
33 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,449 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 )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,233 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 )
36 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,169 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 )
26 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,012 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 )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,930 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
Blasphemy : [new and selected stories] by Sherman Alexie( Book )
15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,809 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 )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,607 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 )
27 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,520 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
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie( Book )
3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,343 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"--
Face by Sherman Alexie( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,074 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 )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
War dances by Sherman Alexie( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 913 libraries worldwide
As a 41-year-old man confronts his own mortality in this collection's title story, he recalls his Spokane Indian father's chilling death from alcoholism and diabetes. Another tale features an eccentric salesman pursuing a married woman from airport to airport. And then there's the film editor who sees nothing wrong with altering footage to fit preconceived views-- until he becomes the target of media distortion
First Indian on the moon by Sherman Alexie( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 905 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
One stick song by Sherman Alexie( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by contemporary Native-American writer Sherman Alexie
The summer of black widows by Sherman Alexie( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Collection of poems revealing the spirit of North American Indian attitudes on life, love, and other experiences
Flight [a novel] by Sherman Alexie( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer. 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. It's only the first stop. He continues 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 1800s 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." When finally the young warrior comes back to his own life, he is transformed by all he has seen
The business of fancydancing ( visu )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Former Spokane Reservation best friends, Seymour and Aristotle have taken different paths when they are brought together for the funeral of an old friend. Both went off to collegen Seattle. One is now a successful poet and openly gay poet; the other returned home embittered. Tensions and resentments flare as they meet again 16 years later at the funeral of an old friend
 
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Alternative Names
Alexie, Sherman J. 1966-
Alexie, Sherman Joseph 1966-
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 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
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
Languages
English (417)
German (29)
French (24)
Spanish (10)
Italian (9)
Swedish (5)
Japanese (4)
Dutch (4)
Chinese (3)
Hebrew (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Korean (2)
Czech (2)
Danish (1)
Persian (1)
Bosnian (1)
Croatian (1)
Catalan (1)
Turkish (1)
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