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The Resource The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven, Sherman Alexie

The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven, Sherman Alexie

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The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven
Title
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven
Statement of responsibility
Sherman Alexie
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Lone Ranger and Tonto fist fight in heaven
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.L35774
LC item number
L66 2013
Literary form
short stories
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven, Sherman Alexie
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven, Sherman Alexie
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Copyright
Note
  • "With a new prologue"--Cover
  • Includes a reading group guide
  • "Prologue ©2013 by Jess Walter and Sherman Alexie."--Back of title page
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Every little hurricane -- A 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 -- The 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 -- The trial of Thomas Builds-the-Fire -- Distances -- Jesus Christ's half-brother is alive and well on the Spokane Indian Reservation -- A train is an order of occurrence designed to lead to some result -- A good story -- The First Annual All-Indian Horseshoe Pitch and Barbecue -- Imagining the reservation -- The approximate size of my favorite tumor -- Indian education -- The 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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ocn829451795
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Edition
20th anniversary edition.
Extent
xxviii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780802121998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)829451795

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