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War Dances

War Dances

With unparalleled insight into the minds of artists, laborers, fathers, husbands, and sons, Alexie populates his stories with ordinary men on the brink of exceptional change. In a bicoastal journey through the consequences of both simple and monumental life choices, Alexie introd... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781921640803
Published 27 September 2010 by Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
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ISBN-13 9781921640803
ISBN-10 1921640804
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Publication Date 27 September 2010
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Alexie, Sherman
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Australian
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.00
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Sherman Alexie delivers a heartbreaking and hilarious collection of stories that explore the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world at large. With unparalleled insight into the minds of artists, laborers, fathers, husbands, and sons, Alexie populates his stories with ordinary men on the brink of exceptional change. In a bicoastal journey through the consequences of both simple and monumental life choices, Alexie introduces us to these personal worlds as they transform beyond return. In the title story, a famous writer must decide how to care for his distant father who is slowly dying a 'natural Indian death' from alcohol and diabetes, just as he learns that he himself may have a brain tumor. Alexie dissects a vintage-clothing store owner's failing marriage and his subsequent courtship of a married photographer in various airports across the country; what happens when a politician's son commits an unforgivable hate crime; and how a young boy learns his self-worth while writing for the obituary department of his local newspaper. 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 and provocative new work that is Alexie at the height of his powers.

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Author's Bio

Sherman Alexie is the author of Indian Killer and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

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