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

The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven, Sherman Alexie

Label
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven
Title
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven
Statement of responsibility
Sherman Alexie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Alexie, Sherman
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spokane Indians
  • Washington (State)
  • Spokane Indians
  • Washington (State)
Label
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven, Sherman Alexie
Instantiates
Publication
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 -- The 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
Control code
ocm27677512
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 223 pages
Isbn
9780802121998
Lccn
93021780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)27677512
Label
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven, Sherman Alexie
Publication
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 -- The 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
Control code
ocm27677512
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 223 pages
Isbn
9780802121998
Lccn
93021780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)27677512

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