Ten Little Indians
StoriesBook - 2003
In Alexie's first story, "The Search Engine," Corliss is a rugged and resourceful student who finds in books the magic she was denied while growing up poor. In "The Life and Times of Estelle Walks Above," an intellectual feminist Spokane Indian woman saves the lives of dozens of white women all around her to the bewilderment of her only child. "What You Pawn I Will Redeem" starts off with a homeless man recognizing in a pawn shop window the fancy-dance regalia that was stolen fifty years earlier from his late grandmother.
Even as they often make us laugh, Alexie's stories are driven by a haunting lyricism and naked candor that cut to the heart of the human experience, shedding brilliant light on what happens when we grow into and out of each other.
From Library Staff
As ever with Alexie--complex, well-written, frank, intimate, funny, tragic, endearing, in-your-face stories. I recommend looking up the song lyrics and its history to bring more layers to your reading of the stories. (Heidi's pick)
multcolib_dianaa Apr 02, 2014
In this book, Alexie offers nine poignant and emotionally resonant new stories about Native Americans who, like all Americans, find themselves at personal and cultural crossroads, faced with heartrending, tragic, sometimes wondrous moments of being that test their loyalties, their capacities, and... Read More »
multcolib_programming Nov 15, 2012
Alexie’s acclaimed and bestselling collection of short stories includes nine poignant and emotionally resonant stories about Native Americans who find themselves at a personal and cultural crossroads.