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The Resource Reservation Blues

Reservation Blues

Label
Reservation Blues
Title
Reservation Blues
Statement of responsibility
Sherman Alexie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson appears on an Indian reservation to lead a Catholic rock band
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1995.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1995.
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012390
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sherman Alexie
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
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670
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
FIC059000
Target audience
adult
Label
Reservation Blues
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008353
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781480457171
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Reservation Blues
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008353
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781480457171
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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