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The Toughest Indian in the World
The Toughest Indian in the World
Author: Sherman Alexie
ISBN-13: 9780871138019
ISBN-10: 0871138018
Publication Date: 5/2000
Pages: 238
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Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Book Type: Hardcover
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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.