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War dances

Sherman Alexie

War dances

by Sherman Alexie

  • 356 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indians of North America,
  • Spokane Indians,
  • American Short stories,
  • Fathers and sons,
  • Coeur d"Alene Indians,
  • Terminally ill,
  • Authors,
  • Fiction,
  • Short stories

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    PEN/Faulkner award, 2010.

    Statementby Sherman Alexie
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3551.L35774 W37 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination209 p. ;
    Number of Pages209
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25055034M
    ISBN 100802119190, 0802144896
    ISBN 109780802119193, 9780802144898
    LC Control Number2011284414
    OCLC/WorldCa436289590

      War Dances (Book): Alexie, Sherman: Baker & TaylorA 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 s PublishingFresh off his National Book Award win, Alexie delivers a heartbreaking, hilarious collection of stories that. War Dances Sherman Alexie, Author. Grove $23 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author From National Book Award–winner Alexie comes a new collection of stories, poems.

    Get this from a library! War dances. [Sherman Alexie] -- 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.   The bestselling, award-winning author’s “fiercely freewheeling collection of stories and poems about the tragicomedies of ordinary lives” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, War Dances blends short stories, poems, call-and-response, and more into something that only Sherman Alexie could have written/5(25).

    War Dances is Alexie's fiercely freewheeling The structure [in War Dances] is sophisticated yet playful, a subtle way to bring lightness to heavy topics such as senility, bigotry, cancer, and loneliness. In his first new fiction since winning the National Book Award for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, best-selling author Sherman Alexie delivers a virtuoso collection of tender, witty, and soulful stories that expertly capture modern relationships from the most diverse Dances. brims with Alexie’s poetic and revolutionary prose, and reminds us once again why he ranks.


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War Dances brims with Alexie’s poetic and revolutionary prose, and reminds us once. In his first new fiction since winning the National Book Award for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, best-selling author Sherman Alexie delivers a virtuoso collection of tender, witty, and soulful stories that expertly capture modern relationships from the most diverse angles/5.

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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, War Dances blends short stories, poems, call-and-response, and more into something that only Sherman Alexie could have written. Ordinary men stand at the threshold of profound change, from a story about a famous writer caring for a dying but still willful father, to the tale of a young Indian boy who learns to value his own life by appreciating the /5(96).

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" War Dances is maybe the most personal book Alexie has ever published, and it’s certainly one of his most readable. The closest thing to a historical precedent for this book is Palm Sunday, Kurt Vonnegut’s wildly entertaining self-described ‘autobiographical collage’ of anecdotes, fiction, reminiscences, and other work Each piece firmly builds on some part of the other, like the songs on a good mix tapeBrand: Open Road Media.

“War Dances is maybe the most personal book Alexie has ever published, and it’s certainly one of his most readable.

The closest thing to a historical precedent for this book is Palm Sunday, Kurt Vonnegut’s wildly entertaining self-described ‘autobiographical collage’ of anecdotes, fiction, reminiscences, and other work Each piece firmly builds on some part of the other, like the songs on a good mix tape.

War Dances is maybe the most personal book Alexie has ever published, and it’s certainly one of his most readable. The closest thing to a historical precedent for this book is Palm Sunday, Kurt Vonnegut’s wildly entertaining self-described autobiographical collage’ of.

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The closest thing to a historical precedent for this book is Palm Sunday, Kurt Vonnegut’s wildly entertaining self-described autobiographical collage’ of.

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The closest thing to a historical precedent for this book is Palm Sunday, Kurt Vonnegut’s wildly entertaining self-described autobiographical collage’ of /5(K). In his first new fiction since winning the National Book Award for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, best-selling author Sherman Alexie delivers a virtuoso collection of tender, witty, and soulful stories that expertly capture modern relationships from the most diverse Dances brims with Alexie's poetic and revolutionary prose, and reminds us once again why he ranks as.

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