War Dances

Alexie, Sherman

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
War Dances
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.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0802144896
Branch Call Number: FICTION ALEXIE 2009
Characteristics: 209 p. ;,22 cm


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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
  • DanglingConversations 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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