THE TOUGHEST INDIAN IN THE WORLD by Sherman Alexie

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A virtuoso collection from one of America’s best writers
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.
 

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Published October 15, 2013 by Open Road Media. 253 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, History. Fiction

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Alexie has been known to scorn the politically correct contemporary appellation “Native American,” and this volume rather overindulges what appears to be its author’s sardonic reaction to his own celebrity and perceived exoticism (“Strangely enough,” observes the Sherman Alexie–like narrator of t...

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""Class"" features a Spokane who sometimes tells white women he's Aztec, because ""there were aphrodisiacal benefits from claiming to be descended from ritual cannibals."" In ""South by Southwest"" a white man and a fat Indian nicknamed Salmon Boy, who declares he's not homosexual but does believ...

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Project MUSE

The stories in The Lone Ranger and Tonto rarely run more than ten pages, but the title story of the new collection, at fourteen pages, is the shortest of the nine.

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Project MUSE

The stories in The Lone Ranger and Tonto rarely run more than ten pages, but the title story of the new collection, at fourteen pages, is the shortest of the nine.

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