The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release Date : 2013-10-15
ISBN : 1480457167
Pages : 269 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (84 users)
Summary Book Review The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie:
Download or read book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven written by Sherman Alexie and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2013-10-15 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Sherman Alexie’s darkly humorous story collection weaves memory, fantasy, and stark reality to powerfully evoke life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The 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 wide cast of other vividly drawn characters on a haunting journey filled with humor and sorrow, resilience and resignation, dreams and reality. Alexie’s unadulterated honesty and boundless compassion come together in a poetic vision of a world in which the gaps between past and present are not really gaps after all. The basis for the acclaimed 1998 feature film Smoke Signals,the Chicago Tribune noted, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven . . . is for the American Indian what Richard Wright’s Native Son was for the black American in 1940.” The collection received a Special Citation for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. This ebook edition features a new prologue from the author, as well as an illustrated biography and rare photos from Sherman Alexie’s personal collection.