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The Toughest Indian in the World
The Toughest Indian in the World
Author: Sherman Alexie
A beloved American writer whose books are championed by critics and readers alike, Sherman Alexie has been hailed by Time as "one of the better new novelists, Indian or otherwise." Now his acclaimed new collection, The Toughest Indian in the World, which received universal praise in hardcover, is available in paperback. In these stories, we meet...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780871138019
ISBN-10: 0871138018
Publication Date: 5/2000
Pages: 238
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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A compilation of Alexie's most disturbing sexual fantasies/fetishes/scenarios. Not what I expected.
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In these stories, we meet the kinds of American Indians we rarely see in literature-the upper and middle class, the professionals and white-collar workers, the bureaucrats and poets, falling in and out of love and wondering if they will make their way home. A Spokane Indian journalist transplanted from the reservation to the city picks up a hitchhiker, a Lummi boxer looking to take on the toughest Indian in the world. A Spokane son waits for his diabetic father to return from the hospital, listening to his father's friends argue over Jesus' carpentry skills as they build a wheelchair ramp. An estranged interracial couple, seperated in the midst of a traffic accident, rediscover their love for each other. A white drifter holds up an International House of Pancakes, demanding a dollar per customer and someone to love, and emerges with forty-two dollars and an overweight Indian he dubs Salmon Boy.


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