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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven

(1993)
A collection of stories by

 
Sherman Alexie's darkly humorous story collection weaves memory, fantasy, and stark reality to powerfully evoke life on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

The twenty-four linked tales in Alexie's debut collection - an instant classic - paint an unforgettable portrait of life on and around the Spokane Indian Reservation, a place where "Survival = Anger x Imagination," where HUD houses and generations of privation intertwine with history, passion, and myth.

We follow Thomas Builds-the-Fire, the longwinded storyteller no one really listens to; his half-hearted nemesis, Victor, the basketball star turned recovering alcoholic; and a wide cast of other vividly drawn characters on a haunting journey filled with humor and sorrow, resilience and resignation, dreams and reality. Alexie's unadulterated honesty and boundless compassion come together in a poetic vision of a world in which the gaps between past and present are not really gaps after all.

The basis for the acclaimed 1998 feature film Smoke Signals,the Chicago Tribune noted, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven . . . is for the American Indian what Richard Wright's Native Son was for the black American in 1940."

The collection received a Special Citation for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction.

This ebook edition features a new prologue from the author, as well as an illustrated biography and rare photos from Sherman Alexie's personal collection.

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Hardback Editions

October 1998 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author(s): Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 0-7857-6949-8 / 978-0-7857-6949-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
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December 1998 : USA Turtleback

Title: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author(s): Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 0-606-25302-5 / 978-0-606-25302-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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February 1994 : UK Hardback

Title: Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author(s): Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 0-436-20190-9 / 978-0-436-20190-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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September 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author(s): Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 0-87113-548-5 / 978-0-87113-548-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (20th Anniversary Edition)
Author(s): Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 0-8021-2199-3 / 978-0-8021-2199-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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February 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author(s): Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 0-8021-4167-6 / 978-0-8021-4167-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 2003 : USA Paperback

Title: Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author(s): Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 0-07-243418-X / 978-0-07-243418-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Trade
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August 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author(s): Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 0-06-097624-1 / 978-0-06-097624-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perennial
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September 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven
Author(s): Sherman Alexie
ISBN: 0-7493-8669-X / 978-0-7493-8669-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author(s): Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Open Road Media
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