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Oakland - The Diesel Readers discuss "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Monday, May 19 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes The Diesel Readers back to the store to discuss The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven by Sherman Alexie on Monday, May 19th at 7pm.In this darkly comic short story collection, Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation. These twenty-two interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet are filled with passion and affection, myth and dream. There is Victor, who as a nine-year-old crawled between his unconscious parents hoping that the alcohol seeping through their skins might help him sleep, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who tells his stories long after people stop listening, and Jimmy Many Horses, dying of cancer, who writes letters on stationary that reads "From the Death Bed of Jimmy Many Horses III," even though he actually writes them on his kitchen table. Against a backdrop of alcohol, car accidents, laughter, and basketball, Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites, reservation Indians and urban Indians, men and women, modern Indians and the traditions of the past.

This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Location: Street: 5433 College Ave City: Oakland, Province: California Postal Code: 94618-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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To The Best of Our Knowledge, Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 0am
A conversation with Native-American author Sherman Alexie
Charlie Rose, Friday, June 26, 1998
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A conversation with Sherman Alexie, an up-and-coming American Indian writer about his screenplay for the movie (timspalding)

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