When it was first published in 1993, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
established Sherman Alexie as a stunning new talent of American letters. The basis for the award-winning movie Smoke Signals
, it remains one of his most beloved and widely praised books.
Sherman Alexie’s critically celebrated first collection, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
established its author as one of America’s most important and provocative voices. Vividly weaving memory, fantasy, and stark reality to paint a portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian reservation, this book introduces some of Alexie’s most beloved characters who inhabit his distinctive landscape. There is Thomas Builds-the-Fire, the storyteller who no one seems to listen to, and his compatriotand sometimes not-so-great friendVictor, the basketball hero who turned into a recovering alcoholic. Now with two new stories and an introduction from Alexie, these twenty-four interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet filled with passion and affection, myth and charm. Against a backdrop of alcohol, car accidents, laughter, and basketball, Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites, reservation Indians and urban Indians, men and women, and most poetically, modern Indians and the traditions of the past.
• Sherman Alexie is the winner of the Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction from the PEN/Faulkner Foundation
• In addition to his film credits on the Sundance award-winning Smoke Signals
, Sherman Alexie wrote and directed The Business of Fancydancing
• Visit The Official Site of Sherman Alexie