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Sherman Alexie - Author

About the Author

Sherman Alexie combines his successful writing career with stand-up comedy. His siblings, with whom he grew up on the Spokane Indian reservation in the east of Washington state, are surprised people find him funny, he says. "I was always the depressed guy in the basement. But I've borrowed their sense of humour and made it darker and more deadly - a weapon of self-defence. Being funny you win hearts quicker; people laughing are more apt to listen."

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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Author: Sherman Alexie Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2017

The Instant New York Times BestsellerShortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionA searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It's these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman.When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship. One of the most anticipated books of 2017--Entertainment Weekly and Bustle

War Dances

War Dances

Author: Sherman Alexie Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2013

A bestselling collection of stories and poems from literary icon Sherman AlexieWinner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction,War Dancesblends short stories, poems, call-and-response, and more into something that only Sherman Alexie could have written. Ordinary men stand at the threshold of profound change, from a story about a famous writer caring for a dying but still willful father, to the tale of a young Indian boy who learns to value his own life by appreciating the deaths of others. Perceptions change, too, as ';Another Proclamation' casts a shadow over Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and ';Invisible Dog on a Leash' limns the heartbreak of shattered childhood illusions. And nostalgia for antiquated technology is tenderly rendered in ';Ode to Mix Tapes' and ';Ode for Pay Phones.'With his versatile voice, Alexie explores love, betrayal, fatherhood, alcoholism, and art in this spirited, soulful, and endlessly entertaining collection, transcending genre boundaries to create something truly unique.This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Flight

Flight

Author: Sherman Alexie Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2013

From the National Book Awardwinning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the tale of a troubled boy's trip through history. Half Native American and half Irish, fifteen-year-old ';Zits' has spent much of his short life alternately abused and ignored as an orphan and ward of the foster care system. Ever since his mother died, he's felt alienated from everyone, but, thanks to the alcoholic father whom he's never met, especially disconnected from other Indians. After he runs away from his latest foster home, he makes a new friend. Handsome, charismatic, and eloquent, Justice soon persuades Zits to unleash his pain and anger on the uncaring world. But picking up a gun leads Zits on an unexpected time-traveling journey through several violent moments in American history, experiencing life as an FBI agent during the civil rights movement, a mute Indian boy during the Battle of Little Bighorn, a nineteenth-century Indian tracker, and a modern-day airplane pilot. When Zits finally returns to his own body, ';he begins to understand what it means to be the hero, the villain and the victim. ... Mr. Alexie succeeds yet again with his ability to pierce to the heart of matters, leaving this reader with tears in her eyes' (The New York Times Book Review). Sherman Alexie's acclaimed novels have turned a spotlight on the unique experiences of modern-day Native Americans, and here, the New York Timesbestselling author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian takes a bold new turn, combining magical realism with his singular humor and insight. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Sherman Alexie including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Ten Little Indians

Ten Little Indians

Author: Sherman Alexie Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2013

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist: A ';stellar collection' of stories about navigating life off the reservation, filled with laughter and heartbreak (People). In these lyrical, affectionate tales from the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, characters navigate the crossroads of culture, battle stereotypes, and find themselves through everything from politics to basketball. Richard, the narrator of ';Lawyer's League,' grows up in Seattle, the son of ';an African American giant who played defensive end for the University of Washington Huskies' and ';a petite Spokane Indian ballerina.' A woman is caught in a restaurant when a suicide bomb goes off in ';Can I Get a Witness.' And Estelle Walks Above (nee Estelle Miller), studies her way off the Spokane Indian Reservation and goes on to both enjoy and resent the company of the white women of Seattlewho see her as a shamanic genius, and look to her for guidance on everything from sex and fashion to spirituality. These and the other ';warm, revealing, invitingly roundabout stories' in Ten Little Indians run the gamut from earthy wit to sobering emotional truth, mapping the outer reaches of the human heart (The New York Times Book Review). From a New York Timesbestselling and National Book Awardwinning author, these tales, ';rambunctious and exuberant, bristle with an edgy and mordant humor' (Chicago Tribune). This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Indian Killer

Indian Killer

Author: Sherman Alexie Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2013

A New York Times Notable Book: A series of brutal racially charged murders sets a city on edge in this thriller by a National Book Awardwinning author. A serial murderer dubbed ';the Indian Killer' has Seattle living in fear. As he scalps his victims and adorns their bodies with owl feathers, the city consumes itself in a nightmare frenzy of racial tension. Then a possible suspect emerges: John Smith. An Indian raised by whites, John is lost between cultures. He fights for a sense of belonging that may never be hisbut has his alienation made him angry enough to kill? The New York Timesbestselling author of You Don't Have to Say You Love Me and many other acclaimed works, Sherman Alexie traces John Smith's rage with scathing wit and masterly suspense, delivering both a scintillating thriller and a searing parable of race, identity, and violence. This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Toughest Indian in the World

Toughest Indian in the World

Author: Sherman Alexie Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2013

';Stunning' short stories by the National Book Awardwinning author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). In this bestselling volume of stories, National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie challenges readers to see Native American Indians as the complex, modern, real people they are. The tender and tenacious tales ofThe Toughest Indian in the Worldintroduce us to the one-hundred-eighteen-year-old Etta Joseph, former co-star and lover of John Wayne, and to the unnamed narrator of the title story, a young Indian journalist searching for togetherness one hitchhiker at a time. Countless other brilliant creations leap from Alexie's mind in these nine stories. Upwardly mobile Indians yearn for a more authentic life, married Indian couples push apart while still cleaving together, and ordinary, everyday Indians hunt for meaning in their lives. TheToughest Indian in the Worldcombines anger, humor, and beauty into radiant fictions, fiercely imagined, from one of America's greatest writers. This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

Reservation Blues

Reservation Blues

Author: Sherman Alexie Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2013

Winner of the American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize, Sherman Alexie's brilliant first novel tells a powerful tale of Indians, rock 'n' roll, and redemptionCoyote Springs is the only all-Indian rock band in Washington Stateand the entire rest of the world. Thomas Builds-the-Fire takes vocals and bass guitar, Victor Joseph hits lead guitar, and Junior Polatkin rounds off the sound on drums. Backup vocals come from sisters Chess and Checkers Warm Water. The band sings its own brand of the blues, full of poverty, pain, and lossbut also joy and laughter.It all started one day when legendary bluesman Robert Johnson showed up on the Spokane Indian Reservation with a magical guitar, leaving it on the floor of Thomas Builds-the-Fire's van after setting off to climb Wellpinit Mountain in search of Big Mom.InReservation Blues, National Book Award winner Alexie vaults with ease from comedy to tragedy and back in a tour-de-force outing powered by a collision of cultures: Delta blues and Indian rock.This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

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