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Author Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
Title Blasphemy : new and selected stories / Sherman Alexie.
Published New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2012.
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 Floor4  PS3551.L35774 B53 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 465 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Subtitle from dust jacket.
Contents Cry cry cry -- Green world -- Scars -- The toughest Indian in the world -- War dances -- This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona -- Midnight basketball -- Idolatry -- Protest -- What ever happened to Frank Snake Church? -- The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven -- The approximate size of my favorite tumor -- Indian country -- Because my father always said he was the only Indian who saw Jimi Hendrix play "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock -- Scenes from a life -- Breakfast -- Night people -- Breaking and entering -- Do you know where I am? -- Indian education -- Gentrification -- Fame -- Faith -- Salt -- Assimilation -- Old growth -- Emigration -- The search engine -- The vow -- Basic training -- What you pawn I will redeem.
Summary Combines fifteen of the author's classic short stories with fifteen new stories in an anthology that features tales involving donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, and marriage. In these comfort-zone-destroying tales, including the masterpiece, War Dances, characters grapple with racism, damaging stereotypes, poverty, alcoholism, diabetes, and the tragic loss of languages and customs. Questions of authenticity and identity abound.
Subject Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Short stories, American.
Genre Short stories.
ISBN 9780802120397 : $27.00
0802120393 : $27.00
OCLC number 781678625