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Phoenix, Arizona Et Autres Nouvelles 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 Spoke Indian Reservation Theseinterlinked 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 James Many Horses III, even though he actually writes them 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 most poetically, between modern Indians and the traditions of the past

10 thoughts on “Phoenix, Arizona Et Autres Nouvelles

  1. Casey Casey says:

    This is one of my favorite books to teach I give it to my tenth graders We do most of it as a read aloud We do most of it as discussion My students enjoy this book because they don t think they ll be able to connect with native americans on the west coast when they re alt school kids on the east coast, but then they re amazed Some themes poverty, alcoholism, depres

  2. Nathan Nathan says:

    I finished The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven last night on the way to a speech Alexie was giving I had enjoyed it well enough Alexie was consistently funny and thought provoking through the entire collection but it wasn t until afterwards, in a book signing and meet and greet that I actually got it As I got up to the table, it became clear that I was a b

  3. Mariel Mariel says:

    We have to believe in the power of imagination because it s all we have, and ours is stronger than theirs Lawrence ThorntonMake me jealous If you can make me jealous, I am yours I was kinda jealous of the community because they HAD one, despite tearing itself down in the no past and no future I kinda loved these stories I was almost belonging to it Sometimes I felt l

  4. Pamela Pamela says:

    We needauthors like Sherman Alexie Being Native American in the U.S is like living in our own foreign country within a country No one besides an Indian REALLY knows what it is like to live on a reservation Alexie vividly paints this picture in a no nonsense, brutally honest way I love that I wish general joe public hadof a grasp of what growing up Native American is l

  5. Christy Christy says:

    Alexie s collection of linked short stories is a tale of life on an Indian reservation it is an exploration of the ways in which Indians deal with the pains and the joys of their lives storytelling, dance, basketball, food, alcohol it is a reflection on the relationship between past, present, and future and it is a meditation on storytelling as a means of bearing witne

  6. J.K. Grice J.K. Grice says:

    What s not to love about Sherman Alexie Funny and wicked sharp.

  7. Xueting Xueting says:

    This is one of his earlier short story collections, and I think Sherman Alexie definitely got better at writing later on in his career Several of the stories here left me skimming because I was confused, bored or both Some ended too abruptly In some, it felt like Alexie was going a bit too experimental on the structure and I got lost But most of the stories were so excel

  8. Betsy Robinson Betsy Robinson says:

    The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman AlexieMany years ago I worked in a hub for indigenous peoples and storytellers from all over the world, and I think they taught me a lot most of it not through ordinary words Whether they were Native Americans or African shamans or People of the South American Forests or Aboriginal Australians, the thing they had i

  9. Christine Christine says:

    Maybe Alexie s best book rough and eloquent, sweet and brutal, smoky and colorful and moving, always honest made we want to write so bad it hurt I found it in City Lights in SF when I was on a 300 Tercel no air conditioning but a pup tent honeymoon It s a book I always go back to Have been following his work sincegod, a long time First went to a fiction panel he was on at

  10. Evonne Evonne says:

    OMG So glad that I m done with this book

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