The Toughest Indian in the World: Stories by Sherman Alexie

The Toughest Indian in the World: Stories

bySherman Alexie

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2013

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“Stunning” short stories by the National Book Award–winning author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
 

In this bestselling volume of stories, National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie challenges readers to see Native American Indians as the complex, modern, real people they are. The tender and tenacious tales of The Toughest Indian in the World introduce us to the one-hundred-eighteen-year-old Etta Joseph, former co-star and lover of John Wayne, and to the unnamed narrator of the title story, a young Indian journalist searching for togetherness one hitchhiker at a time.

Countless other brilliant creations leap from Alexie’s mind in these nine stories. Upwardly mobile Indians yearn for a more authentic life, married Indian couples push apart while still cleaving together, and ordinary, everyday Indians hunt for meaning in their lives. The *Toughest Indian in the World *combines anger, humor, and beauty into radiant fictions, fiercely imagined, from one of America’s greatest writers.
 

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

 

Title:The Toughest Indian in the World: StoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1480457183

ISBN - 13:9781480457188

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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

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“Stunning” short stories by the National Book Award–winning author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).In this bestselling volume of stories, National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie challenges readers to see Native American Indians as the complex, modern, real people they are. The tender and tenacious tales of The Toughest Indian in the World introduce us to the one-hundred-eighteen-year-old Etta Joseph, former co-star and lover of John Wayne, and to the unnamed narrator of the title story, a young Indian journalist searching for togetherness one hitchhiker at a time.Countless other brilliant creations leap from Alexie’s mind in these nine stories. Upwardly mobile Indians yearn for a more authentic life, married Indian couples push apart while still cleaving together, and ordinary, everyday Indians hunt for meaning in their lives. The Toughest Indian in the World combines anger, humor, and beauty into radiant fictions, fiercely imagined, from one of America’s greatest writers.This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.