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You don't have to say you love me : a memoir / Sherman Alexie.

Alexie, Sherman, 1966- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Moorhead Public Library 921 ALE (Text) 33500012512745 Main Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316270755
  • ISBN: 031627075X
  • Physical Description: 457 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: MN American Indian literature.
Summary, etc.: Presents a literary memoir of poems, essays, and intimate family photos that reflect on the author's complicated relationship with his mother and his disadvantaged childhood on a Native American reservation.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 May #1
    *Starred Review* Alexie is a consummate, unnerving, and funny storyteller, no matter what form his tales take. From his 13 poetry collections, including What I've Stolen, What I've Earned (2014), to his many works of fiction, among them the children's book, Thunder Boy Jr. (2016), and Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories (2012), Alexie's writings are veined with autobiography and Native American life and history. He now presents his first all-out memoir, a profoundly candid union of prose and poetry catalyzed by the recent death of his Spokane Indian mother, Lillian, one of the last to speak their tribal language, a legendary quilter, and a fighter to the end. Alexie's deeply delving remembrance expresses a snarl of conflicting emotions, ranging from anger to awe, and reveals many tragic dangers and traumas of reservation life, from the uranium dust generated by nearby mines, which caused Lillian's lung cancer, to the malignant legacy of genocide: identity crises, poverty, alcoholism, and violence, especially rape, in which the "epically wounded . . . turned their rage" on each other. Alexie chronicles his own suffering as a boy born hydrocephalic and an adult diagnosed as bipolar, and tracks his flight from the rez and his life as a writer, pouring himself into every molten word. Courageous, anguished, grateful, and hilarious, this is an enlightening and resounding eulogy and self-portrait. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Best-selling and critically acclaimed Alexie attracts diverse and avid readers, and all will be reaching for this confiding and concussive memoir. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist and performer. A Spokane/Couer d'Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Alexie has been an urban Indian since 1994 and lives in Seattle with his family.

Subject: Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Mothers and sons > United States > Biography.
Indians of North America > Biography.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Indians of North America > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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