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ISBN:
0802144896
Author:
Sherman Alexie
Category:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Grove Press; Reprint edition (August 3, 2010)
Pages:
208 pages
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1459 kb
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1364 kb
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For. Elisabeth, Morgan, Eric, and Deb. Contents. Breaking and Entering. Go, Ghost, Go. Bird-watching at Night. After Building the Lego Star Wars Ultimate Death Star. Ode to Small-town Sweethearts. The Senator’s Son. Another Proclamation. Invisible Dog on a Leash.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In his first new fiction since winning the National Book Award for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Excerpt: War Dances. The following story is an excerpt from Sherman Alexie’s recent collection of short stories, Blasphemy. Published by Grove Atlantic Press, Oct. 2012. After the surgeon cut off my father’s right foot - no, half of my father’s right foot - and three toes from the left, I sat with him in the recovery room. It was more like a recovery hallway. There was no privacy, not even a thin curtain.

Can you switch Seats with me?. A woman asked me. So I can sit With my husband?

Can you switch Seats with me?. So I can sit With my husband? eat For her middle seat. By asking me to change My location for hers, The woman is actually Saying to me: Dear stranger, dear Sir, my comfort is More important than yours. Dear solitary traveler, My love and fear- As contained Within my marriage- Are larger than yours. O, the insult! O, the condescension! And this is not An isolated incident. I’ve been asked To trade seats.

Thanks to Sherman Alexie, I will forever be pilfering the phrase "terminally nostalgic. War Dances is a collection of short stories, poems and other fiction forms that read as l, made even more enjoyable if you live in the Spokane area. When I saw him read back in December, I asked him how he felt about seeing the places he has written about disappear over time. When he talks about driving up Maple to Francis, I know right where that is.

Alexie said this book changed his life as it taught him "how to connect to non-Native literature in a new way" "Sherman Alexie wins 2010 Pen/Faulkner fiction prize for War Dances". Washington DC: Nash Holdings LLC.

Alexie said this book changed his life as it taught him "how to connect to non-Native literature in a new way" With his new appreciation of poetry, Alexie started working on what was published as his first collection, The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems, published in 1992 through Hanging Loose Press. Sherman Alexie wins 2010 Pen/Faulkner fiction prize for War Dances".

So, on Sunday I went to see Sherman Alexie read from his new book, War Dances, at Wordstock09, and it was nothing short of great

So, on Sunday I went to see Sherman Alexie read from his new book, War Dances, at Wordstock09, and it was nothing short of great. One of the great parts of his reading that that he told Loved it.

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. War Dances brims with Alexie’s poetic and revolutionary prose, and reminds us once again why he ranks as one of our country’s finest writers.With bright insight into the minds of artists, entrepreneurs, fathers, husbands, and sons, Alexie populates his stories with average men on the brink of exceptional change: In the title story, a son recalls his father’s “natural Indian death” from alcohol and diabetes, just as he learns that he himself may have a brain tumor; “The Ballad of Paul Nonetheless,” dissects a vintage clothing store owner’s failing marriage and courtship of a Puma-clad stranger in airports across the country; and “Breaking and Entering” recounts a film editor’s fateful confrontation with an thieving adolescent.Brazen and wise War Dances takes us to the heart of what it means to be human. The new beginnings, successes, mistakes, and regrets that make up our daily lives are laid bare in this wide-ranging new work that is quintessential
  • Dugor
Ever since I heard an interview with Sherman Alexie on NPR, I have been intrigued both by his persona and writings. I was very happy to see his name turning up on my subscription lists at a price I could afford.

None of his books have been disappointments. This one, a collection of loosely connected stories and poems is both funny and sad. I hated to turn the last page and find it was over. I could have gone on for another two hundred pages, and I would happily have read them.
  • Tantil
I have been pleasantly surprised with War Dances. I have read a few other books from Sherman Alexie, and this one is not one of his most popular. I can see why. This is a mix of poetry and prose. I do like his stories better than his poetry, but the poems in this collection are still enjoyable and thought provoking. Overall, I am glad I read this (granted, I did get it on sale). But it is hit or miss. You might connect with some stories and not others. For me, there were some stories that were forgettable. On the other hand, there were a few that were so outstanding and memorable I would put them among some of the most impressive short stories I have read.
  • Via
I love the works of Sherman Alexie. I know I will want to go back and read this book again. I am sure the poems will offer more on additional readings. The stories are funny and sad, but always insightful. Anger and pathos, pain and pleasure, love and hate are the stuff life and his characters are made of. His stories are more character driven than plot driven, so if you like stories about people, you will enjoy the work of Sherman Alexie.
  • Onath
You'll find both poetry and prose in this book, along with a full gamut of emotions: hope, desperation, love, nonchalance...
But mostly you'll find the true human experience, something we all share regardless of color or background.
  • Shezokha
Sherman Alexie has a real way with words. The stories and poems in War Dances are powerful and beautifully written. I actually came across this work first as an audiobook, read by the author, and he reads it so well that I'd recommend it to everyone, even though historically I prefer to read myself rather than be read to.
  • Sardleem
Sherman Alexie couldn't write anything bad, if he tried. If you enjoy Alexie, you will like this
  • Flathan
Being an 81 year old Cheyenne River Sioux l somehow can not relate to this narrative!!
I enjoyed every story and poem in "War Dances". In fact, I finished the book while eating in a Mexican restuarant. My waiter was one fourth Lacota. He showed interest in the book and I was proud to pass it on to him. I know he too will enjoy the open, direct, humorous and poignant glimpses of life ala Sherman Alexie.