9780060976248

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060976248

  • ISBN10:

    0060976241

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-09-01
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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Summary

In this darkly comic short story collection, Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, 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-two interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet are 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 then 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 mostly poetically between modern Indians and the traditions of the past.

Table of Contents

Every Little Hurricane
1(11)
A Drug Called Tradition
12(12)
Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play ``The Star-Spangled Banner'' at Woodstock
24(13)
Crazy Horse Dreams
37(6)
The Only Traffic Signal on the Reservation Doesn't Flash Red Anymore
43(11)
Amusements
54(5)
This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
59(17)
The Fun House
76(7)
All I Wanted to Do Was Dance
83(10)
The Trial of Thomas Builds-the-Fire
93(11)
Distances
104(6)
Jesus Christ's Half-Brother is Alive and Well on the Spokane Indian Reservation
110(20)
A Train is an Order of Occurrence Designed to Lead to Some Result
130(9)
A Good Story
139(6)
The First Annual All-Indian Horseshoe Pitch and Barbecue
145(4)
Imagining the Reservation
149(5)
The Approximate Size of My Favorite Tumor
154(17)
Indian Education
171(10)
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
181(10)
Family Portrait
191(8)
Somebody Kept Saying Powwow
199(12)
Witnesses, Secret and Not
211

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