The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems

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Here, in Alexie’s first book of poems and stories about the reservation and border town realities of eastern Washington, readers will find, as Adrian C. Louis writes, “painfully honest visions of our beautiful and brutal lives.”

Available in paperback or hardcover.  Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur d’Alene),  The Business of Fancydancing. 1992.

Question: What do you do if you want a jam sandwich and two slices of bread are all you have? Answer: You take the two slices of bread and jam them together. Here, in Alexie’s first book of poems and stories about the reservation and border town realities of eastern Washington, readers will find, as Adrian C. Louis writes, “painfully honest visions of our beautiful and brutal lives.” Among visions of racist cops and fancydancers, commodity cheese and frybread, Crazy Horse dreams and Custer realities, HUD houses and one-eyed Fords, readers who are familiar with Alexie’s subsequent works will also find Lester FallsApart, Big Mom, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, and, of course, Junior.