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Indian Killer

Alexie, Sherman

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ISBN 10: 087113652X / ISBN 13: 9780871136527
Editorial: Atlantic Monthly Press, U.S.A., 1996
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Jack Skylark's Books (West Covina, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

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Book and BroDart protected jacket are fine, without faults. This unread copy is gift quality. Signed and dated on the title page (11/19/96). First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. N° de ref. de la librería BX14-1

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Título: Indian Killer

Editorial: Atlantic Monthly Press, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

While a serial killer stalks and scalps white men in Seattle, John Smith, an Indian adopted into a white family, becomes dissatisfied with his life, and, as the killer searches for his next victim, John descends into the madness of Seattle's homeless. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

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Native American Sherman Alexie's new novel is a departure in tone from his lyrical and funny earlier work, which include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Reservation Blues. The main character is an Indian serial killer who incites racial tension by murdering whites in retribution for his people's history. The killer leaves clear signs of his motives by scalping his victims, and leaving feathers as gestures of Indian defiance. The killer is a conflicted creation--raised by loving white parents, but twisted by loss of his identity as an Indian. Alexie layers the story with complications and ancillary characters, from a rabid talk show host, to vengeance seeking whites, to liberals who find their patronizing espousal of Indian causes no longer so easy.

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