Reservation Blues: a novel

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Winner of the American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize, Sherman Alexie’s brilliant first novel tells a powerful tale of Indians, rock ’n’ roll, and redemption
Coyote Springs is the only all-Indian rock band in Washington State—and the entire rest of the world. Thomas Builds-the-Fire takes vocals and bass guitar, Victor Joseph hits lead guitar, and Junior Polatkin rounds off the sound on drums. Backup vocals come from sisters Chess and Checkers Warm Water. The band sings its own brand of the blues, full of poverty, pain, and loss—but also joy and laughter.
It all started one day when legendary bluesman Robert Johnson showed up on the Spokane Indian Reservation with a magical guitar, leaving it on the floor of Thomas Builds-the-Fire’s van after setting off to climb Wellpinit Mountain in search of Big Mom.
In Reservation Blues, National Book Award winner Alexie vaults with ease from comedy to tragedy and back in a tour-de-force outing powered by a collision of cultures: Delta blues and Indian rock.

This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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It all started one day when legendary bluesman Robert Johnson showed up on the Spokane Indian Reservation with a magical guitar, leaving it on the floor of Thomas Builds-the-Fire's van after setting off to climb Wellpinit Mountain in search of Big Mom.
In Reservation Blues, National Book Award winner Alexie vaults with ease from comedy to tragedy and back in a tour-de-force outing powered by a collision of cultures: Delta blues and Indian rock.
This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
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subject_facetChristian fiction
Electronic books
FICTION -- General
FICTION -- Literary
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Indian reservations
Indian reservations -- Fiction
Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Fiction
Native Americans -- Washington (State) -- Fiction
Rock musicians -- Fiction
Spokane Indians
Spokane Indians -- Fiction
Washington (State)
Washington (State) -- Fiction
title_displayReservation Blues A Novel
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Reservation blues : a novel / Sherman Alexie
Reservation blues : a novel [electronic resource] / Sherman Alexie
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Indian reservations
Indians of North America
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Native Americans
Rock musicians
Spokane Indians