Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie

Ten Little Indians presents ten stories that explore a range of contemporary Indian characters.

Though each story stands on its own, the collection as a whole is unified by common themes and tropes -- the romanticizing of Indians in American culture and deconstruction of these sentimentalized attributes, the importance of ceremony, and confessional narratives.

Well-crafted and thought provoking, I recommend Ten Little Indians and am eager to read other texts by Sherman Alexie.

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