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Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories

Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
 

New and selected favorite stories from two decades of writing by the National Book Award-winning, bestselling, inimitable national treasure, Sherman Alexie.

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ISBN 9780802120397
Barcode 9780802120397
Published 1 January 2013 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback, Main
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Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
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ISBN-13 9780802120397
ISBN-10 0802120393
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date 1 January 2013
International Publication Date 2 October 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Short Stories
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 237mm
Spine: 37mm
Weight 767g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Indians of North America, Short stories, Short stories, American
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 318073

Description of this Book

New and selected favorite stories from two decades of writing by the National Book Award-winning, bestselling, inimitable national treasure, Sherman Alexie.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (Regional Book) 2013
NZ Review A poet and fiction writer for adults of all ages, National Book Award winner Alexie is a virtuoso of the short story. His first two blazing collections, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and The Toughest Indian in the World , established him as an essential American voice. Now, many books later, best-selling Alexie has created a substantial, big-hearted, and potent collection that combines an equal number of new and selected stories to profound effect. In these comfort-zone-destroying tales, including the masterpiece, 'War Dances, ' his characters grapple with racism, damaging stereotypes, poverty, alcoholism, diabetes, and the tragic loss of languages and customs. Questions of authenticity and identity abound. . . . Alexie writes with arresting perception in praise of marriage, in mockery of hypocrisy, and with concern for endangered truths and imperiled nature. He is mischievously and mordantly funny, scathingly forthright, deeply and universally compassionate, and wholly magnetizing. This is a must-have collection. --Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)<br><br> [A] sterling collection of short stories by Alexie, a master of the form. . . . . The newer pieces are full of surprises. . . . . These pieces show Alexie at his best: as an interpreter and observer, always funny if sometimes angry, and someone, as a cop says of one of his characters, who doesn't 'fit the profile of the neighborhood.' -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)<br><br> Alexie hammers away at ever-simmering issues, like racism, addiction, and infidelity, using a no-holds-barred approach and seamlessly shattering the boundary between character and reader. But while these glimpses into a harried and conflicted humanity prod our consciousness, there's plenty of bawdiness and Alexie's signature wicked humor throughout to balance out the weight. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)<br>

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Author's Bio

Sherman Alexie is a poet, novelist, and screenwriter. He has won the Pen/Faulkner Award, Stranger Genius Award in Literature, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, and the Malamud Award. Alexie lives in Seattle.

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