The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven / Sherman Alexie.
Author: Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed.
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1994.
Description: 223 p. ; 21 cm.
Subject: Spokane Indians Fiction.
Washington (State) Fiction.
Autobiographical fiction. gsafd
Notes: Originally published: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993.
Contents: Every little hurricane -- Drug called tradition -- Because my father always said he was the only Indian who saw Jimi Hendrix play "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock -- Crazy Horse dreams -- Only traffic signal on the reservation doesn't flash red anymore -- This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona -- Fun house -- All I wanted to do was dance -- Trial of Thomas Builds-the-fire -- Distances -- Jesus Christ's Half-brother is alive and well on the Spokane Indian Reservation -- Train is an order of occurrence designed to lead to some result -- Good story -- First annual all-Indian horseshoe pitch and barbecue -- Imagining the reservation -- Approximate size of my favorite tumor -- Indian education -- Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in Heaven -- Family portrait -- Somebody kept saying Powwow -- Witnesses, secret and not.
Summary: In his darkly comic short story collection, the author brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation.