The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven: Stories by Sherman Alexie

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven: Stories

bySherman Alexie

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2013

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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.
 

Title:The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven: StoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1480457167

ISBN - 13:9781480457164

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was great Well written and sheds light on issues I was unaware of
Date published: 2018-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you haven't read Alexie's books, this one is a great introduction! Alexie is an amazing and funny writer. Don't pass this one by if you have even minimal interest in Indian issues.
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for All Ages This book is easy to read and has many layers of meaning, so it's a great read for any age. It's a collection of short stories, but they are all beautifully linked. It's hard to put it down once you pick it up!
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this WHy is this writer not an international icon and spokesperson for indigenous issues. his short stories are nothing short of amazing.
Date published: 2017-03-24