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Unformatted text preview: 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 tribe,'' a misfit who belongs to no culture, wandering the streets among the city's homeless,...
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2009 for the course ENGLISH 0058 taught by Professor Upadhyay during the Spring '09 term at Maharishi.
- Spring '09