The Toughest Indian in the World

Paperback | February 1, 2001

bySherman Alexie

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A beloved American writer whose books are championed by critics and readers alike, Sherman Alexie has been hailed by Time as one of the better new novelists, Indian or otherwise." Now his acclaimed new collection, The Toughest Indian in the World, which received universal praise in hardcover, is available in paperback. In these stories, we meet the kind of American Indians we rarely see in literature - the kind who pay their bills, hold down jobs, fall in and out of love. A Spokane Indian journalist transplanted from the reservation to the city picks up a hitchhiker, a Lummi boxer looking to take on the toughest Indian in the world. A Spokane son waits for his diabetic father to come home from the hospital, tossing out the Hershey Kisses the father has hidden all over the house. An estranged interracial couple, separated in the midst of a traffic accident, rediscover their love for each other. A white drifter holds up an International House of Pancakes, demanding a dollar per customer and someone to love, and emerges with $42 and an overweight Indian he dubs Salmon Boy. Sherman Alexie's voice is one of remarkable passion, and these stories are love stories - between parents and children, white people and Indians, movie stars and ordinary people. Witty, tender, and fierce, The Toughest Indian in the World is a virtuoso performance by one of the country's finest writers."

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A beloved American writer whose books are championed by critics and readers alike, Sherman Alexie has been hailed by Time as one of the better new novelists, Indian or otherwise." Now his acclaimed new collection, The Toughest Indian in the World, which received universal praise in hardcover, is available in paperback. In these stor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 3.94 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802138004

ISBN - 13:9780802138002

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alexie does it again!! Hot on the heels of his successful screenplay, "Smoke Signals" coming to life on the silver screen, Alexie returns with a witty collection of short stories. Alexie is a remarkable talent, going from poetry, to short stories, to novel, screenplays, and now back to short stories. "Toughest Indian in The World", is a witty collection of stories that deals with the sometimes maddening experience of the urban indian. It crosses many topics such as inter-racial dating, people who are two-spirited (Gay), and many other topics. Within the brilliant writing, readers are shown that today's Aboriginal people are no longer tawny children of the woods, or the Noble Savage. Alexie's words absolutely shatter the stereotypical indian image. Incredible stories from an incredible writer.
Date published: 2001-06-04