Sunday, December 15, 1pm
"Indian Killer" by Sherman Alexie
"The problems that the novel's three young protagonists face in Seattle are intensified by the actions of an 'Indian killer' who has been stalking, murdering and scalping white men. The police assume that a deranged Indian is responsible. Fueled by the overheated speculations of the media and by the vicious eloquence of a racist talk-show host, vigilantes begin prowling the streets and attacking homeless Indians. The Indian community, isolated, fearful, nonetheless begins to fight back." Excerpt from a review in The New York Times
Sherman Alexie is a poet, novelist, and filmmaker who draws on his experiences as a Native American growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. For those who know Alexie's more lyrical and humorous works, this is a very different and more controversial work. The book is available at any library and copies are on sale at Revolution Books. You still have time to read it!