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War dances
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Published:
New York : Grove Press, c2009.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
209 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
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Description
Fresh off his National Book Award win, Alexie delivers a heartbreaking, hilarious collection of stories that explores the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world at large. With unparalleled insight into the minds of artists, laborers, fathers, husbands, and sons, Alexie populates his stories with ordinary men on the brink of exceptional change. In a bicoastal journey through the consequences of both simple and monumental life choices, Alexie introduces us to personal worlds as they transform beyond return. In the title story, a famous writer must decide how to care for his distant father who is slowly dying a "natural Indian death" from alcohol and diabetes, just as he learns that he himself may have a brain tumor. Alexie dissects a vintage-clothing store owner's failing marriage and his courtship of a married photographer in various airports across the country; what happens when a politician's son commits a hate crime; and how a young boy discovers his self-worth while writing obituaries for his local newspaper. Brazen and wise, War Dances takes us to the heart of what it means to be human. This provocative new work is Alexie at the height of his powers.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780802119193, 0802119190
Lexile measure:
790

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Description
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Alexie, S. (2009). War dances. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Alexie, Sherman, 1966-. 2009. War Dances. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Alexie, Sherman, 1966-, War Dances. New York: Grove Press, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Alexie, Sherman. War Dances. New York: Grove Press, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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