Bleed into Me: A Book of Stories - Native Storiers: A  Series of American Narratives (Paperback)
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Bleed into Me: A Book of Stories - Native Storiers: A Series of American Narratives (Paperback)

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Paperback 152 Pages / Published: 07/11/2012
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We stare at each other because we don't know which tribe, and then nod at the last possible instant. Standard procedure. You pick it up the first time a white friend leads you across a room just to stand you up by another Indian, arrange you like furniture, like you should have something to say to each other. As one character after another tells it in these stories, much that happens to them does so because "I'm an Indian." And, as Stephen Graham Jones tells it in one remarkable story after another, the life of an Indian in modern America is as rich in irony as it is in tradition. A noted Blackfeet writer, Jones offers a nuanced and often biting look at the lives of Native peoples from the inside. A young Indian mans journey to discover America results in an unsettling understanding of relations between whites and Natives in the twenty-first century, a relationship still fueled by mistrust, stereotypes, and almost casual violence. A character waterproofs his boots with transmission fluid; another steals into Glacier National Park to hunt. One man uses watermelon to draw flies off poached deer; another, in a modern twist on the captivity narrative, kidnaps a white girl in a pickup truck; and a son bleeds into the father carrying him home. Rife with arresting and poignant images, fleeting and daring in presentation, weighty and provocative in their messages, these stories demonstrate the power of one of the most compelling writers in Native North America today.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803243507
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Gripping and visceral reading. . . . [I]n his evocation of young men grasping for hope while ruled by anger and helplessness, Jones shows talent."-Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly *
"The concluding story, 'Discovering America,' brilliantly encapsulates the whole collection. . . . Jones' sardonic tale reveals the sort of casual stereotyping and prejudice that never seems to disappear."-Booklist * Booklist *
"I thought these stories were amazing. A Native Stuart Dybek, clean prosewith a skewed lens and a biteyes, this is it."-Diane Glancy, author of Designsof the Night Sky -- Diane Glancy
"Stephen Jones is a visionary storier; he has created marvelous, fantastic narratives at the ironic edge of ordinary experience and reality."-Gerald Vizenor, author of Hiroshima Bugi: Atomu 57 -- Gerald Vizenor

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