Thursday, June 10, 2010

Reservation Blues


By: Sherman Alexie


Genre: North American Indian fiction. Blues Fiction


Winner of the American Book Award and the Murray Morgan prize.


"Scathingly funny, Reservation Blues never misses a beat, never sounds a false note"


One day legendary bluesman Robert Johnson appears on a Spokane Indian reservation- he was long presumed dead. He passes his enchanted intstrument to Thomas-Builds-The-Fire, a story teller, misfit and musican. The musical odyssey begins and takes them both to reservations, bars, the cement trails of Seattle and the concrete canyons of Manhatten.

This is a fresh, comic tale of power, tragedy and redemption among contemporary Native Americans.

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