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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
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Feb 23, 2011

it was amazing

I wanted to give this 4 stars, but it stayed with me and made such an impression, that I changed it to reflect its power. Alexie's talent in portraying the rich complexities of modern Native-American life on the reservation make this a powerful read. This is a collection of short stories that are all inter-related to give the reader the image of a community torn apart by alcoholism, stripped of its social purpose, holding onto its past while assimilating the culture that has oppressed its people for centuries. It is poignant, troubling but tinged with hope. This is a fantastic read and truly makes you question what you've learned in history, postcolonialism, and authority.

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