In The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, twenty-two interlinked stories explore the complications of modern-day Indian life, including the clash between past and present, alcoholism, basketball, friendship, and family obligation. Set in and around the Spokane Indian reservation in Washington, Alexie uses his short stories to develop fascinating, multi-faceted characters.
“I used to sleep with my books in piles all over my bed and sometimes they were the only thing keeping me warm and always the only thing keeping me alive. Books are the best and worst defense.”
Sherman Alexie is a poet, novelist, performer, and short story writer. His books include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, and War Dances. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Length: 242 pages
Set in: Washington, United States
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