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Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories

Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
 

Alexie once again reasserts himself as one the most compelling contemporary practitioners of the short story. In Blasphemy, the author demonstrates his talent on nearly every page. . . . Will appeal to fans of Junot Diaz, George Saunders, and readers new to Alexie will find this ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780802121752
Published 24 October 2013 by Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
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ISBN-13 9780802121752
ISBN-10 0802121756
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
Imprint Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date 24 October 2013
International Publication Date 8 October 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
Category Short Stories
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 476g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Alexie once again reasserts himself as one the most compelling contemporary practitioners of the short story. In Blasphemy, the author demonstrates his talent on nearly every page. . . . Will appeal to fans of Junot Diaz, George Saunders, and readers new to Alexie will find this enriching collection to be the perfect introduction to a formidable literary voice. . . . [Alexie] illuminates the lives of his characters in unique, surprising, and, ultimately, hopeful ways. -- Boston Globe Told in [Alexie's] irreverent, unforgettable voice . . . You'll feel you've been transported inside the soul of a deeply wounded people. But they are a people too comfortable in their brown skins to allow those wounds to break them. . . . With irony and sardonic wit, the Native men and women in Alexie's imagination find a way forward, and they endure. . . . [A] great triumph. -- Los Angeles Times Sherman Alexie's stature as a writer of stories, poetry, and novels has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. His wide-ranging, acclaimed fiction throughout the last two decades--from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven to his most recent PEN/Faulkner Award-winning War Dances --have established him as a star in contemporary American literature. A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases his many talents in Blasphemy, where he unites fifteen beloved classics with sixteen new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers. Included here are some of his most esteemed tales, including What You Pawn I Will Redeem, in which a homeless Indian man quests to win back a family heirloom; This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona, a road-trip morality tale; The Toughest Indian in the World, about a night shared between a writer and a hitchhiker; and his most recent, War Dances, about a man grappling with sudden hearing loss in the wake of his father's death. Alexie's new stories are fresh and quintessential, about donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, a twenty-four-hour Asian manicure salon, good and bad marriages, and all species of warriors in America today. An indispensable Alexie collection, Blasphemy reminds us, on every thrilling page, why Alexie is one of our greatest contemporary writers and a true master of the short story.

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Author's Bio

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.

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