The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven


This is a great start to the Alexie oeuvre: a collection of interconnected stories of native American life on and around a reservation near Seattle. Humorous, surreal imagery; poetic storytelling. You can't go wrong with any Sherman Alexie! —Recommended by Don, City Lights Books

When it was first published in 1993, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven established Sherman Alexie as a stunning new talent of American letters. The basis for the award-winning movie Smoke Signals, it remains one of his most beloved and widely praised books. In this darkly comic collection, Alexie brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation.

These twenty-two interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet are filled with passion and affection, myth and dream. Against a backdrop of alcohol, car accidents, laughter, and basketball, Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites, reservation Indians and urban Indians, men and women, and, most poetically, modern Indians and the traditions of the past.

Title The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author Sherman Alexie
Publisher Grove Press
Title First Published 10 December 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 240 p.
ISBN-10 0802141676
ISBN-13 9780802141675
Publication Date 10 December 2004
Main content page count 240
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.00
 


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