The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven

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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.
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9780802121998
9780802141675
9780871135483
9781480457164
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Grouping Title lone ranger and tonto fistfight in heaven
Grouping Author alexie sherman
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subject_facet Autobiographical fiction, Black humor, Indians of North America -- Fiction, Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Fiction, Short stories, Spokane Indian Reservation (Wash.) -- Fiction, Spokane Indians -- Fiction, Washington (State) -- Fiction
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