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Reservation Blues | Study Guide

Sherman Alexie

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Overview

Author

Sherman Alexie

Year Published

1995

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Reservation Blues is narrated from a third-person omniscient point of view.

Tense

Reservation Blues is primarily written in the past tense.

About the Title

The phrase Reservation Blues is both a specific reference to the first song Thomas Builds-the-Fire's character writes in the novel, and it is also a general reference to blues music played on the reservation. It also implies life on the reservation is something to sing or have the blues about.

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