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Sherman Alexie's stature as a writer has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. His wide-ranging, acclaimed books, from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven to the PEN/Faulkner awarda€“winning War Dances, have established him as a star in modern literature. In Blasphemy, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents. Half of the stories here are beloved classics, including 'What Your Pawn I Will Redeem', 'This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona', 'The Toughest Indian in the World', and 'War Dances'. The other half are brand-new stories, fresh and quintessentially Alexie, about donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, the reservation, marriage, and all species of contemporary American warriors. An indispensable collection for devoted fans and first-time readers alike, Blasphemy reminds us, on every thrilling page, why Sherman Alexie is one of America's greatest contemporary writers and a true master of the short story. Praise of Sherman Alexie 'A collection that is at once darkly witty and oddly tender, sophisticated yet conversationally direct, and which, perhaps appropriately, is both a brilliant performance by a writer in full command of his powers and a deeply personal dissection of the illusions of masculinity.' The Sydney Morning Herald 'Alexie sure knows how to capture deep emotion. Lust, grief, longing and shame reise off the page as ordinary men struggle with everyday life.' Herald SunHalf of the stories here are beloved classics, including a#39;What Your Pawn I Will Redeema#39;, a#39;This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizonaa#39;, a#39;The Toughest Indian in the Worlda#39;, and a#39;War Dancesa#39;.

Author:Sherman Alexie
Publisher:Scribe Publications - 2012


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