War Dances - Sherman Alexie

Fresh off his National Book Award win, Sherman Alexie delivers a heartbreaking, hilarious collection of stories. War Dances (Grove, $23) explores the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world. Alexie populates his stories with ordinary men on the brink of exceptional change and introduces us to personal worlds in transformation. In the title story, a famous writer must decide how to care for his distant father who is slowly dying a “natural Indian death” from alcohol and diabetes, just as he learns that he himself may have a brain tumor. Alexie dissects a vintage-clothing store owner’s failing marriage and his courtship of a married photographer in various airports across the country; shows what happens when a politician’s son commits a hate crime; and traces how a young boy discovers his self-worth while writing obituaries for his local newspaper. Brazen and wise, this is a provocative new work.

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ISBN: 9780802144898
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grove Press - August 3rd, 2010