Reservation Blues

Grove PressSKU: 9780802141903

Author:
Alexie, Sherman
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Coeur d'Alene
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
320
Publisher:
Grove Press
Copyright Data:
2005

Price:
Sale price$23.95

Description

Reservation Blues is the first novel by Spokane/Coeur d'Alene writer Sherman Alexie. By blending humourous irony with detailed characterizations Alexie weaves a fascinating narrative about the return of the legendary Blues musician Robert Johnson to the Spokane rez. Haunted by his pact with the devil, Johnson catches a lift from a van driver on the rez and mysteriously leaves behind his guitar. This guitar becomes the catalyst for a group of friends to start their careers as a blues band. Their playing takes the group of friends to small-town bars and on to the larger stages in New York City. This highly-readable novel contains mature themes and language that some readers may find offensive. ATOS Reading Level: 4.6.

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