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Indian killer by Sherman Alexie

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Published by Atlantic Monthly Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Seattle (Wash.)

Subjects:

  • Indians of North America -- Fiction,
  • Race relations -- Fiction,
  • Seattle (Wash.) -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementSherman Alexie.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3551.L35774 I56 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination420 p. ;
Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL989687M
ISBN 10087113652X
LC Control Number96027996

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This page guide for “Indian Killer” by Sherman Alexie includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 78 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary n: A New York Times Notable Book: A series of brutal racially charged murders sets a city on edge in this thriller by a National Book Award–winning author. A serial murderer dubbed “the Indian Killer” has Seattle living in fear. As he scalps his victims and adorns their bodies with owl feathers, the city consumes itself in a nightmare frenzy of racial tension/5(). About The Book. ANew York Times Notable Book and a national best seller, Indian Killer is arguably Sherman Alexie’s most controversial book to date—a riveting, gritty, racially charged literary thriller that, over a decade after its first publication, remains an electrifying tale of alienation and justice.. A serial murderer called the Indian Killer is terrorizing Seattle, hunting and. Indian Killer, by Sherman Alexie, is a story about a serial murderer on an Indian reservation in Washington, and it highlights the link between racial injustice and Native Americans.

In Indian Killer, a lot of the characterization happens through dialogue between characters and their internal thought as shown through a 3rd person omniscient point of view. Also, in this book, Sherman Alex utilizes a stark contrast between White and Native American lifestyles with little to no time spent on positive interactions between the two. A terrific second novel by the talented young Native American author whose highly praised fiction (The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, ; Reservation Blues, ) has already moved him on to the short list of the country's best young writers. It's a rich, panoramic portrayal of contemporary Seattle that uses the form of the mystery to tell some uncomfortable home truths about.   “Part thriller, part magical realism, and part social commentary, Indian Killer lingers long past the final page.”— Seattle Weekly A national best seller, Indian Killer is arguably Sherman Alexie’s most controversial book to date—a gritty, racially charged literary thriller that, over a decade after its first publication, remains an electrifying tale of alienation and justice/5(18). While Seattle is troubled by the Indian Killer, a serial murderer who kills and scalps white people, several people struggle with ideas of "authentic" Indian-ness. One possible suspect is John Smith, a Native American who was adopted by white people as a baby. John doesn't know which tribe he is descended from, and feels alienated from both.

  "Part thriller, part magical realism, and part social commentary, Indian Killer lingers long past the final page."-- Seattle Weekly A national best seller, Indian Killer is arguably Sherman Alexie's most controversial book to date--a gritty, racially charged literary thriller that, over a decade after its first publication, remains an electrifying tale of alienation and justice.5/5(4). Indian Killer Sherman Alexie Buy this book In a startling departure from his earlier, more lyrical fiction, Native American novelist Alexie (Reservation Blues) weighs in with a racially. Indian Killer does not definitively answer your question. The novel is written from many different perspectives and changes its point of view throughout. The first point of view is an account. The Crying of Lot 49 Chapter 4 dreams he has about his grandfather, who was an "Indian killer" in the 19th Thoth's grandfather once cut a ring off an Indian he killed, a ring that Mr. Thoth still has, and he shows Oedipa.