The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
In this darkly comic short story collection, Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, 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. There is Victor, who as a nine-year-old crawled between his unconscious parents hoping that the alcohol seeping through their skins might help him sleep, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who tells his stories long after people stop listening, and Jimmy Many Horses, dying of cancer, who writes letters on stationary that reads "From the Death Bed of Jimmy Many Horses III, " even though he actually writes then on his kitchen table. 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 mostly poetically between modern Indians and the traditions of the past.
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If you are reading this review then that means you are curious about this book. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in heaven is a fictional book written by Sherman Alexie in 1994.I am still reading this book so i can't tell you the ending but I can tell you that from my point of view you will probably have a tough time understanding the story line. the story takes place on a indian reservation just out side of spokane arizona with a young adult names victor. this book isn't like any other book i've read; the story jumps to different times and era's in victors life and it really doesn't fallow a steady story or plot line. for these reasons I strongly suggest this book to readers that can put two and two together and have somewhat experience reading novel by Sherman Alexie
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Sherman Alexie, we want you to write more books. Want? Need. The stories in this book deftly bring to light America's marginalized native people. We see their love, their humor, and their pain, and it ... Read full review