War Dances

War Dances

Book - 2009
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A collection of short stories includes the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780802119193
0802119190
Branch Call Number: FIC ALE
Characteristics: 209 p. ; 22 cm

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May 17, 2015

Does not fit in Lego star wars search BPL.

This was my first introduction to this author. I felt the chapters were inconsistent, some were really interesting and funny, some were not so well written and were more page flippers than page turners. The author is self depricating and realistic as well as insightful about his aboriginal background. He does not assume that he is the only one who has had a difficult upbringing, nor that all his problems are because of his ethnic origin. I will certainly read more by this author and recommend him to others.

Scout_WPL Nov 26, 2010

Pure voice of this author makes this book a must read.

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Jun 29, 2016

An interesting mix of poetry and prose captures with Sheman Alexie's wit the angst of growing up different while sharing universal truths.

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