War Dances download epub
by Sherman Alexie
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh off his National Book Award win, Alexie delivers a heartbreaking .
Fresh off his National Book Award win, Alexie delivers a heartbreaking, hilarious collection of stories that explores the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world at large. Alexie dissects a vintage-clothing store owner's failing marriage and his courtship of a married photographer in various airports across the country; what happens when a politician's son commits a hate crime; and how a young boy discovers his self-worth while writing obituaries for his local newspaper. Brazen and wise, War Dances takes us to the heart of what it means to be human. This provocative new work is Alexie at the height of his powers.
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Publisher: Recorded Books; Unabridged CD Audiobook edition (January 1, 2010)