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Ten Little Indians

Ten Little Indians
 

Offers eleven 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 their notions of who they are and whom ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099464563
Barcode 9780099464563
Published 15 January 2005 by Vintage
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
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ISBN-13 9780099464563
ISBN-10 009946456X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 15 January 2005
International Publication Date 24 September 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Indians of North America - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 93097

Description of this Book

Sherman Alexie offers nine poignant and emotionally resonant stories about Native Americans who find themselves at personal and cultural crossroads. 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. In 'Do You Know Where I Am?' two college sweethearts rescue a lost cat - a simple act that has profound moral consequences for the rest of their lives together. In 'What You Pawn I Will Redeem', a homeless Indian man must raise USD1,000 in twenty-four hours to buy back the fancy dance outfit stolen from his grandmother fifty years earlier. Even as they often make us laugh, Sherman Alexie's stories are driven by a haunting lyricism and naked candour that cut to the heart of the human experience.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The strength of this book lies in the characters. Alexie writes them with such compassion that even if they abandon their children, it becomes understandable.

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Author's Bio

Sherman Alexie is the author of Reservation Blues, Indian Killer, and The Toughest Indian in the World. His books have earned him a citation from the PEN Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction, the Before Columbus Foundation's America Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize.

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