Literary Quote of the Week

“Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a a skeleton walking one step in front of you. Maybe you don't wear a watch, but your skeletons do, and they always know what time it is.” ― Sherman Alexie (Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven) 

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Fist Fight in Heaven – Review

With the severity of the Native American plight, escapism is a very realistic and practical defense against misery. This is quite evident in Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven. In this novel, Alexie captures an elaborate depiction of reservation life. The characters are terminally suspended in the abyss commonly known... Continue Reading →

Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson’s book Jesus’ Son portrays single serving slices of what it means to be alive. According to this provocative collection of short stories, there is more to being alive than simply breathing and eating.  This examination is relayed to the reader in terms of altered states of consciousness, jaded recollections and sexual fascinations. In... Continue Reading →

Revisiting The House on Mango Street

It's been more than 10 years since I first read - The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Yet in light of Donald Trump's recent inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, I thought I'd revisit Cisneros' punchy little novel about finding a sense of belonging. The House on Mango Street is written in an episodic... Continue Reading →

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