Indian killer by Sherman Alexie

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Published by Warner Books in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Seattle (Wash.)

Subjects:

  • Indians of North America -- Fiction,
  • Race relations -- Fiction,
  • Seattle (Wash.) -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementSherman Alexie.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3551.L35774 I56 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination420 p. ;
Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL680874M
ISBN 100446673706
LC Control Number97027448

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A serial murderer called the Indian Killer is terrorizing Seattle, hunting and. Indian Killer, by Sherman Alexie, is a story about a serial murderer on an Indian reservation in Washington, and it highlights the link between racial injustice and Native Americans.

In Indian Killer, a lot of the characterization happens through dialogue between characters and their internal thought as shown through a 3rd person omniscient point of view.

Also, in this book, Sherman Alex utilizes a stark contrast between White and Native American lifestyles with little to no time spent on positive interactions between the two. A terrific second novel by the talented young Native American author whose highly praised fiction (The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, ; Reservation Blues, ) 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. “Part thriller, part magical realism, and part social commentary, Indian Killer lingers long past the final page.”— Seattle Weekly A national best seller, Indian Killer is arguably Sherman Alexie’s most controversial book to date—a gritty, racially charged literary thriller that, over a decade after its first publication, remains an electrifying tale of alienation and justice/5(18).

While Seattle is troubled by the Indian Killer, a serial murderer who kills and scalps white people, several people struggle with ideas of "authentic" Indian-ness. One possible suspect is John Smith, a Native American who was adopted by white people as a baby.

John doesn't know which tribe he is descended from, and feels alienated from both. "Part thriller, part magical realism, and part social commentary, Indian Killer lingers long past the final page."-- Seattle Weekly A national best seller, Indian Killer is arguably Sherman Alexie's most controversial book to date--a gritty, racially charged literary thriller that, over a decade after its first publication, remains an electrifying tale of alienation and justice.5/5(4).

Indian Killer Sherman Alexie Buy this book In a startling Indian killer book from his earlier, more lyrical fiction, Native American novelist Alexie (Reservation Blues) weighs in with a racially. Indian Killer does not definitively answer your question.

The novel is written from many different perspectives and changes its point of view throughout. The first point of view is an account. The Crying of Lot Indian killer book Chapter 4 dreams he has about his grandfather, who was an "Indian killer" in the 19th Thoth's grandfather once cut a ring off an Indian he killed, a ring that Mr.

Thoth still has, and he shows Oedipa. He knew Wilson claimed he had some Indian blood, said so inside the book. But Mick did not buy that shit.

Mick's great-grandmother was a little bit Indian, but that did not make him Indian. Besides, who the hell would want to be Indian when you could just as easily be white?” ― Sherman Alexie, Indian Killer.

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Marie Polatkin. Marie Polatkin is the main love interest in the book. John Smith likes her, as he is a Native American woman that fights for Native American rights.

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He populates the book with stock characters such as a grizzled ex-cop, a left-wing professor, a right-wing talk radio personality, drunken bums, thuggish teenagers and a schizophrenic main character who serves as the most obvious suspect in a mystery that never quite. A serial killer is stalking Seattle taking the scalps of white males.

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Indian Killer Discussion Questions Sherman Alexie Biography: Sherman J. Alexie, Jr., was born in October and is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, he grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA, about 50 miles northwest of Spokane, WA.

Alexie has published 18 books to date. "Part thriller, part magical realism, and part social commentary, Indian Killer lingers long past the final page."--Seattle Weekly A national best seller, Indian Killer is arguably Sherman Alexie's most controversial book to date--a gritty, racially charged literary thriller that, over a decade after its first publication, remains an electrifying tale of alienation and justice.

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"Part thriller, part magical realism, and part social commentary, Indian Killer lingers long past the final page."--Seattle Weekly A national best seller, Indian Killer is arguably Sherman Alexie's most controversial book to date--a gritty, racially charged literary thriller that, over a decade after its first publication, remains an electrifying tale of alienation and justice/5(70).

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This serial killer is nicknamed “Indian Killer” for his scalping of white men and leaving two owl feathers behind--the owl, long considered the messenger of death in Native American mythology. After more white people end up being murdered, Seattle goes into a mass hysteria, instigated by a. Dubbed the "Indian Killer" by the local populace, the murderer's action have thrown the city's Native American community into turmoil.

As retaliatory hate crimes against Native Americans escalate, John Smith--a Native American raised by a white family--must confront the violence in the streets. A New York Times Notable Book: A series of brutal racially charged murders sets a city on edge in this thriller by a National Book Award–winning author.

A serial murderer dubbed "the Indian Killer" has Seattle living in fear. As he scalps his victims and adorns their bodies with owl feathers, the city consumes itself in a nightmare frenzy of racial tension.

A New York Times Notable Book: A series of brutal racially charged murders sets a city on edge in this thriller by a National Book Award–winning author. A serial murderer dubbed “the Indian Killer” has Seattle living in fear. As he scalps his victims and adorns their bodies with owl feathers, the city consumes itself in a nightmare frenzy of racial tension/5(18).

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A year after the acclaimed Reservation Blues, Sherman Alexie’s second novel, Indian Killer received reticent praise when it was published in It is a book which he, himself, seems both drawn to and repelled by.

In a interview with Duncan Campbell, Alexie states ‘It’s the only one [of my books] I : Loree Westron. an article by Leighton “Blue Sky” Delgado. Captain John “Indian Killer” Underhill In SeptemberJohn Underhill and two other English officers led a puritan militia force to attack the Pequot Indians at their village near modern-day Mystic (Indian name: Missituck) Connecticut.

The result was the genocidal annihilation of hundreds of Pequot men, women and children. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Available is a SIGNED 1st ed/1st prtg, w/ complete numberline to "1", of INDIAN KILLER by SHERMAN ALEXIE.

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The author has warmly inscribed/signed on title. Sherman Alexie who grew up on a Spokane Indian reservation, relates his life and experiences with racism in the book.

Murder and segregation play major roles in the book. Indians and the whites always being separated and growing up with such hate for one another.

Alexie demonstrates this with the murders of two men. A New York Times Notable Book: A series of brutal racially charged murders sets a city on edge in this thriller by a National Book Award–winning author.

A serial murderer dubbed “the Indian Killer” has Seattle living in fear. As he scalps his victims and adorns their bodies with owl feathers, the city consumes itself in a nightmare frenzy of racial tension.4/5(4). Jack Wilson is a former cop, that had to pursue a new job because of a brutal injury that he suffered which limited his mobility.

Jack became a famous writer, that specialized in Native American literature,and he was interested in the Indian Killer because he saw it as a great plot for a future book.

'Part thriller, part magical realism, and part social commentary, Indian Killer lingers long past the final page.'- Seattle Weekly A national best seller, Indian Killer is arguably Sherman Alexie's most controversial book to date-a gritty, racially charged literary thriller that, over a decade after its first publication, remains an electrifying tale of alienation and justice.Set in Seattle, Washington, the story is a murder-mystery revolving around an unidentified assassin known as the Indian Killer.

The violence perpetrated by the killer includes the targeting and scalping of white men, which comes to be seen as an act of Native American rebellion against the oppression of Indians by the white population.

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