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Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie

A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases his many talents in Blasphemy, where he unites fifteen beloved classics with sixteen new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers. Included here are some of his most esteemed tales, including “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” in which a homeless Indian man quests to win back a family heirloom; “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” a road-trip morality tale; “The Toughest Indian in the World,” about a night shared between a writer and a hitchhiker; and his most recent, “War Dances,” about a man grappling with sudden hearing loss in the wake of his father’s death. Alexie’s new stories are fresh and quintessential, about donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, a twenty-four-hour Asian manicure salon, good and bad marriages, and all species of warriors in America today.

An indispensable Alexie collection, Blasphemy reminds us, on every thrilling page, why Alexie is one of our greatest contemporary writers and a true master of the short story.

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  • Rhonda R.

    The group enjoyed it. It exposed us to a different culture other than our own.

    May 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I will have to miss this discussion. My son has his Karate testing that night. Interesting book though. Should make for a lively conversation.

    May 24, 2014

  • Rhonda R.

    Mary and Teresa, No problem taking on Blashemy discussion. Do you work off any kind of check list of some kind? if you could let me know. Thanks, Rhonda

    April 30, 2014

    • Teresa E.

      Hi Rhonda, Thanks for taking over the discussion! I'm not sure what you mean about a check list... As for discussion questions we've posted a "general guide" here under the pages tab. Let me know if that helps.

      April 30, 2014

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