By Sherman Alexie
A finalist for the la occasions ebook Prize, this bestselling assortment from grasp storyteller Sherman Alexie tackles love, loss, basketball—and every little thing in between
The characters that populate the lyrical and affectionate stories in Ten Little Indians conflict stereotypes and navigate the crossroads of tradition in existence off the reservation. Richard, the narrator of Lawyer's League, grows up in Seattle the son of an African American titanic who performed protecting finish for the college of Washington Huskies and a petite Spokane Indian ballerina. Estelle Walks Above (ne Estelle Miller), the mum of the narrator within the lifestyles and instances of Estelle Walks Above, reviews her method off the Spokane Indian Reservation and into the college of Washington, and is going directly to either take pleasure in and resent the corporate of the white ladies of Seattle—who see her as a shamanic genius, and glance to her for advice on every thing from intercourse and model to spirituality and politics.
These and the opposite tales in Ten Little Indians run the gamut from earthy humor to sobering emotional fact, mapping the outer reaches of the human center.
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Sergey grinned, unscrewing the cognac. Misha, having meanwhile abandoned quilt for ice, set off at a comical waddling run and dived once more into the ice-hole. 21 In the small hours of Monday morning, Viktor was roused by the insistent ringing of the phone. When finally awake, he didn’t feel like getting up, but lay waiting for the caller to lose patience. But the caller didn’t lose patience, and even the penguin woke and gabbled. Viktor got out of bed and made his way unsteadily to the phone.
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Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie