Cree, August 9, 2012 (view all comments by Cree)
This book is quite good. Sherman Alexi has a strong voices and is able to create characters with a deep impact in both their worlds and ours. This book is full of both tragic and boisterous short stories which will encompass the reader.
foundsheep_05, February 25, 2007 (view all comments by foundsheep_05)
These stories range from comedic to poignant to soul-baring honest. I personally learned a lot about the daily life on an indian reservation and the struggles they encounter.
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In this "compelling and impressive collection" (Washington Times), Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, brilliantly paints a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation. These interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet are filled with passion and affection, myth and dream. -- Written and co-produced by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre, Smoke Signals is the first feature film written, directed, and produced by American Indians. -- Smoke Signals was the winner of two Sundance Film Festival awards and is releasing in June 1998.
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