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War Dances

Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A collection of short stories includes the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying.
Authors: Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
Title: War dances
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 209 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Sherman Alexie
Contents: "The Limited"
Breaking and entering
"Go, Ghost, Go"
Bird-watching at night
"After building the Lego 'Star Wars' Ultimate Death Star"
War dances
"The theology of reptiles"
Catechism
"Ode to small-town sweethearts"
The senator's son
"Another proclamation"
Invisible dog on a leash
"Home of the braves"
The ballad of Paul Nonetheless
"On airplanes"
Big bang theory
"Ode for pay phones"
Fearful symmetry
"Ode to mix tapes"
Roman Catholic haiku
"Looking glass"
Salt
"Food chain."
Summary: A collection of short stories includes the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying.
Awards & Distinctions: PEN/Faulkner award, 2010
ISBN: 9780802119193
0802119190
9780802144898
0802144896
Branch Call Number: FICTION ALEXIE 2009
Subject Headings: Short stories, American Indians of North America Fiction Spokane Indians Fiction Coeur d'Alene Indians Fiction Authors Fiction Fathers and sons Fiction Terminally ill Fiction
Genre/Form: Short stories
Topical Term: Short stories, American
Indians of North America
Spokane Indians
Coeur d'Alene Indians
Authors
Fathers and sons
Terminally ill
LCCN: 2011284414
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A heartbreaking and hilarious collection of stories that explores the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world at large.


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Dec 03, 2012
  • BTVS rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was my first introduction to this author. I felt the chapters were inconsistent, some were really interesting and funny, some were not so well written and were more page flippers than page turners. The author is self depricating and realistic as well as insightful about his aboriginal background. He does not assume that he is the only one who has had a difficult upbringing, nor that all his problems are because of his ethnic origin. I will certainly read more by this author and recommend him to others.

Dec 08, 2010
  • Scout_WPL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pure voice of this author makes this book a must read.

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