The Business of Fancydancing

The Business of Fancydancing

Stories and Poems

Book - 1992 | 1st ed.
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Poetry. Fiction. Published in 1992, well before Sherman Alexie became well-known as the screenwriter for the film SMOKE SIGNALS, THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING has now been turned into a film with none other than Alexie himself in his directorial debut. The screenplay for the movie, which recently won the Audience Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, is loosly adapted from this book. Many film-goers will want to visit or revisit the elegaic poems and stories that set the tone for the film itself. "In an age when many 'Native American' writers publish books that prove their ignorance of the real Indian world, Sherman Alexie paints painfully honest visions of our beautiful and brutal lives"--Adrian C. Louis.
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Hanging Loose Press, c1992.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780914610007
Branch Call Number: 811.54 ALEXIE
Characteristics: 84 p. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Business of fancy dancing.


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May 04, 2014

Alexie's groundbreaking debut was a bit less accessible than "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" (the famous collection of short stories that followed). But for those familiar with Alexie's style and symbolic universe, this is a witty, elegiacally beautiful, historically important treat.


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