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Reservation blues: a novel

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Sherman Alexie has been hailed as "one of the best writers we have" ( The Nation ). Reservation Blues is his "irresistibly stunning debut novel" ( San Francisco Chronicle ).

One day legendary bluesman Robert Johnson appears on the Spokane Indian reservation, in flight from the devil and presumed long dead. When he passes his enchanted instrument to Thomas-Builds-the-Fire--storyteller, misfit, and musician--a magical odyssey begins that will take them from reservation bars to small-town taverns, from the cement trails of Seattle to the concrete canyons of Manhattan. This is a fresh, luxuriantly comic tale of power, tragedy, and redemption among contemporary Native Americans.

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Winner of the American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize, Sherman Alexie's brilliant first novel tells a powerful tale of Indians, rock 'n' roll, and redemption
Coyote Springs is the only all-Indian rock band in Washington State—and the entire rest of the world. Thomas Builds-the-Fire takes vocals and bass guitar, Victor Joseph hits lead guitar, and Junior Polatkin rounds off the sound on drums. Backup vocals come from sisters Chess and Checkers Warm Water. The band sings its own brand of the blues, full of poverty, pain, and loss—but also joy and laughter.


It all started one day when legendary bluesman Robert Johnson showed up on the Spokane Indian Reservation with a magical guitar, leaving it on the floor of Thomas Builds-the-Fire's van after setting off to climb Wellpinit Mountain in search of Big Mom.


In Reservation Blues, National Book Award winner Alexie vaults with ease from comedy to tragedy and back in a tour-de-force outing powered by a collision of cultures: Delta blues and Indian rock.

This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

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subject_facetChristian fiction
Electronic books
Humorous stories
Indian reservations -- Fiction
Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Fiction
Spokane Indians -- Fiction
Washington (State) -- Fiction
title_displayReservation blues
title_fullReservation Blues A Novel
Reservation blues / Sherman Alexie
Reservation blues : a novel [electronic resource] / Sherman Alexie
title_shortReservation blues
title_suba novel
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Fiction
Indian reservations
Indians of North America
Literature
Spokane Indians