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REVIEW Kirkus Reviews  Review of  Indian Killer August 1, 1996 A terrific second novel by the talented young Native American author whose highly praised fiction  ( The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven , 1993;  Reservation Blues , 1995) 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 Indian-white relations, and indeed racism in all its forms.  Alexie begins by focusing on the ironically named John Smith, who was either given up for  adoption by, or stolen away from, his teenaged Indian mother. He is raised by loving and  conscientious white "parents'' and finds himself in traumatized adulthood "an Indian without a 
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