COMPLEX VOICES, COMPLEX CHARACTERS, COMPLEX PROBLEMS…What you pawn…Sherman Alexie

HOMEWORK: Complete Draft #2 of your “Pockets” short story, and email me the completed draft by the day of class.

PLEASE READ SHERMAN ALEXIE’S SHORT STORY “WHAT YOU PAWN, I WILL REDEEM” AND BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS IN CLASS..(Be sure to read the entire story and not just the first page). You can find the story HERE

Sherman-Alexie.-002Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr. (born October 7, 1966) is a poetwriter, and filmmaker. Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a Native American growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington. Some of his best known works are The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993), a book of short stories, and Smoke Signals (1998), a film of his screenplay based on The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. His first novel, Reservation Blues, received one of the fifteen 1996 American Book Awards.[2] His first young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is a semi-autobiographical novel that won the 2007 U.S. National Book Award for Young People’s Literature[3] and the Odyssey Award as best 2008 audiobook for young people (read by Alexie himself).[4] His collection of short stories and poems, entitled War Dances, won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.[5]

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