The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/8/2005
  • Publisher: Grove Press
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In this darkly comic collection of 22 interlocked tales, Alexia brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
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(13)
Flight 224(8)
Junior Polatkin's Wild West Show 232

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