Ten Little Indians
By (author) Sherman Alexie
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Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie
Book DescriptionSherman Alexie is an acclaimed and bestselling writer. In Ten Little Indians he offers eleven poignant and emotionally resonant stories about Native Americans who, like all Americans, find themselves at personal and cultural crossroads, faced with heartrending, tragic, sometimes wondrous moments of being that test their loyalties, their capacities, and their notions of who they are and whom they love. In 'The Life and Times of Estelle Walks Above', an intellectual feminist Spokane Indian woman saves the lives of dozens of white women all around her, to the bewilderment of her only child, now a grown man who looks back at his life with equal parts of fondness, amusement, and regret. In 'Do You Know Where I Am?' two college sweethearts rescue a lost cat - a simple act that has profound moral consequences for the rest of their lives together. In 'What You Pawn I Will Redeem', a homeless Indian man must raise $1,000 in twenty-four hours to buy back the fancy dance outfit stolen from his grandmother fifty years earlier. Even as they often make us laugh, Sherman Alexie's stories are driven by a haunting lyricism and naked candour that cut to the heart of the human experience, shedding brilliant light on what happens when we grow into and out of eachother.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780436206184
(215mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sherman Alexie
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The first picture book from National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie, the author of the New York Timesbestseller The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, illustrated by Caldecott Honor illustrator Yuyi Morales.
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Paperback (January 2015)View all books by Sherman Alexie
Tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This book features poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy.
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Author Biography - Sherman Alexie
Sherman Alexie is the author of Reservation Blues, Indian Killer, and The Toughest Indian in the World. His books have earned him a citation from the PEN Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction, the Before Columbus Foundation's America Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize.
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