The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven
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Contributors
Walter, Jess, 1965- writer of prologue.
Published
New York : Grove Press, [2013].
Edition
20th anniversary edition.
Physical Desc
xxviii, 242 pages ; 21 cm
Status
Lower Level - Young Adult  1 available
YA ALEXIE, SHERMAN

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Book
Language
English
ISBN
0802121993, 9780802121998

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General Note
"With a new prologue"--Cover.
General Note
Includes a reading group guide.
General Note
"Prologue ©2013 by Jess Walter and Sherman Alexie." -- back of title page
Description
In this 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Alexie, S., & Walter, J. (2013). The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven (20th anniversary edition.). Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alexie, Sherman, 1966- and Jess Walter. 2013. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alexie, Sherman, 1966- and Jess Walter. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven New York: Grove Press, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Alexie, Sherman, and Jess Walter. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven 20th anniversary edition., Grove Press, 2013.

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