Indian Killer: A Novel by Sherman Alexie

Indian Killer: A Novel

bySherman Alexie

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2013

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A New York Times Notable Book: A series of brutal racially charged murders sets a city on edge in this thriller by a National Book Award–winning author.
 
A serial murderer dubbed “the Indian Killer” has Seattle living in fear. As he scalps his victims and adorns their bodies with owl feathers, the city consumes itself in a nightmare frenzy of racial tension. Then a possible suspect emerges: John Smith. An Indian raised by whites, John is lost between cultures. He fights for a sense of belonging that may never be his—but has his alienation made him angry enough to kill?
 
The New York Times–bestselling author of You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me and many other acclaimed works, Sherman Alexie traces John Smith’s rage with scathing wit and masterly suspense, delivering both a scintillating thriller and a searing parable of race, identity, and violence.
 

This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

 

Title:Indian Killer: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1480457191

ISBN - 13:9781480457195

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unsettling, yet satisfying Fundamentally a story about a man struggling to come to grips with something he lost (but sadly, never really had), Indian Killer is best described as a urban crime-mystery story with a slight hint of the supernatural (a very dark, gritty version of Thomas King's signature style). It is however, not for those who are uncomfortable with the discussion surrounding the story of First Nations people in North America. Or, perhaps it is.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick and easy to read, but violent John Smith was an Indian baby, given up for adoption to white parents; he is now an adult and working in construction. Marie is an Indian student, taking a Native American Literature class at school; she is also an activist, who is questioning her professor at every turn. Her cousin, Reggie, had previously taken the same class, but got kicked out after an altercation with that same professor. When a white man is found dead and scalped, people in Seattle are afraid, and there is much violence and retaliation on the part of both white people and Indians that takes place. It was quick and easy to read. I kind of knew the ending before I started it, so I'm not sure if that detracted from it or not for me. I don't think so, but the ending was slightly disappointing, anyway. As a warning, this book is quite violent at times.
Date published: 2012-06-26

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A New York Times Notable Book: A series of brutal racially charged murders sets a city on edge in this thriller by a National Book Award–winning author.A serial murderer dubbed “the Indian Killer” has Seattle living in fear. As he scalps his victims and adorns their bodies with owl feathers, the city consumes itself in a nightmare frenzy of racial tension. Then a possible suspect emerges: John Smith. An Indian raised by whites, John is lost between cultures. He fights for a sense of belonging that may never be his—but has his alienation made him angry enough to kill?The New York Times–bestselling author of You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me and many other acclaimed works, Sherman Alexie traces John Smith’s rage with scathing wit and masterly suspense, delivering both a scintillating thriller and a searing parable of race, identity, and violence.This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.