The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
In this darkly comic collection of 22 interlocked tales, Alexia brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation.
Ten Little Indians
Even as they often make readers laugh, Alexie's stories are driven by a haunting lyricism and naked candor that cut to the heart of the human experience. The result is a short-story collection that has been hailed as Alexie's "best in years" ("Austin American-Statesman").
The Toughest Indian in the World
This acclaimed collection of stories presents the kind of native American rarely seen in literature--one portrayed without stereotypes--who pays his bills, holds down jobs, and falls in and out of love.
Alexie delivers a heartbreaking and hilarious collection of stories that explores the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world at large.
War Dances won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award. At the announcement, Award Judge Al Young stated, " War Dances taps every vein and nerve, every tissue, every issue that quickens the current blood-pulse: parenthood, divorce, broken links, sex, gender and racial conflict, substance abuse, medical neglect, 9/11, Official Narrative vs. What Really Happened, settler religion versus native spirituality; marketing, shopping and war, war, war. All the heartbreaking ways we don't live now — this is the caring, eye-opening beauty of this rollicking, bittersweet gem of a book." Alexie himself calls the book a "mixtape" of writing styles and forms (with) stories, poems, themes intersecting themes."