Number of page: 210
Publisher: Open Road Media
A bestselling collection of stories and poems from literary icon Sherman AlexieWinner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, War Dances blends short stories, poems, call-and-response, and more into something that only Sherman Alexie could have written. Ordinary men stand at the threshold of profound change, from a story about a famous writer caring for a dying but still willful father, to the tale of a young Indian boy who learns to value his own life by appreciating the deaths of others. Perceptions change, too, as “Another Proclamation” casts a shadow over Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and “Invisible Dog on a Leash” limns the heartbreak of shattered childhood illusions. And nostalgia for antiquated technology is tenderly rendered in “Ode to Mix Tapes” and “Ode for Pay Phones.”With his versatile voice, Alexie explores love, betrayal, fatherhood, alcoholism, and art in this spirited, soulful, and endlessly entertaining collection, transcending genre boundaries to create something truly unique.This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
- Ed Haswell
I envy Mr Alexie’s abilities with language and as a storyteller. War Dances may be even better as an audiobook read by the author.
- Patrick Wesley
Awesome Made me laugh
LibraryThing Review I enjoyed this collection of short stories and poetry by Sherman Alexie. They are fun, passionate and witty and filled with larger themes of identity and belonging, pride, redemption and failure. A captivating writer. One of my favorite collections of short stories.
War Dances Mr. Alexie is one of my favorite writers and this collection of stories vignettes and poetry is done with his usual flare for concise expressive language. His stories are poignant angry funny in short they speak well of the human condition in many facets.
LibraryThing Review latest book by Sherman – after Lysa and I saw him at the Phila. Library – unfortunately he must have read all the best parts at the Library – this book was weak – I got 2/3 of the way through and put it down.
LibraryThing Review a well written collection of short stories. many dealing with men facing you they are. some of these men I didn’t like which in a strange way made me like them
LibraryThing Review One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Alexie’s writing is honest, poetic, and inspiring. I didn’t want it to end!
LibraryThing Review sherman alexie is dark and funny, and brutally honest.very touching book. very well crafted short stories. the poems in between help a lot. i think it’s a good way of using poetry, as intermission. a quick read but it feels like a perfectly well crafted book.
LibraryThing Review I love Sherman Alexie’s stories; the move to insert poetry I think worked in this collection.