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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

This collection of short stories offers a fictional portrait of the characters, language, traditions, and daily life of those living on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

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  • "This collection of short stories offers a fictional portrait of the characters, language, traditions, and daily life of those living on the Spokane Indian Reservation."@en
  • "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, 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."@en
  • "The twentieth anniversary edition of Sherman Alexie's iconic short story collection-featuring a new prologue from the authorThe twenty-four linked tales in Alexie's debut collection-an instant classic-paint an unforgettable portrait of life on and around the Spokane Indian Reservation, a place where "Survival = Anger x Imagination," where HUD houses and generations of privation intertwine with history, passion, and myth. We follow Thomas Builds-the-Fire, the longwinded storyteller no one really listens to; his half-hearted nemesis, Victor, the basketball star turned recovering alcoholic; and a."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "Offers a fictional portrait of the characters, language, traditions, and daily life of those living on the Spokane Indian Reservation."@en
  • "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."

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  • "Autobiographical fiction"@en
  • "Autobiographical fiction"
  • "Young adult fiction"@en
  • "Young adult works"@en
  • "Juvenile works"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Short stories"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "American stories"
  • "Americké příběhy"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"

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  • "The lone ranger and tonto fistfight in heaven"
  • "The Lone ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven"
  • "The Lone Ranger and Tonto"
  • "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"@en
  • "The lone ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven"
  • "The lone ranger and Tonto Fistfight in heaven"
  • "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven"
  • "Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven"@en
  • "Sorte Maske og Tonto slås i himlen"@da
  • "Kouřové signály"
  • "The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven : [includes an introduction and two new stories]"
  • "Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"@en
  • "The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven"@en
  • "The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven"
  • "The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]"@en
  • "The Lone Ranger and Tonto fist fight in heaven"

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