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Thomas is somewhat of an outcast on the reservation, and considered strange by many. He becomes the lead singer and songwriter of Coyote Springs, as well as their bassist. Most of their meager funding and motivation also come from him.
Junior and Victor have regularly bullied him since they were young, with Victor leading the charge, but Thomas is patient with their abuse.
He falls in love with Chess Warm Water, singing her a love song at a concert on the Flathead reservation in Montana. Neither one of them drinks, and both are naturally quiet, but full of stories.
At the end of the novel, the pair decides to get married and leave the reservation for Spokane. What hope remains in the novel goes with them, as they remain determined to give their children a better life with two Native American parents. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Page Number and Citation: Plus so much more Thomas repeated stories constantly.
All the other Indians on the reservation heard those stories so often that the words crept into dreams.EARLY BIRD BOOKS FRESH EBOOK DEALS, DELIVERED DAILY BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT An email exchange between Jess Walter and Sherman Alexie “The Trial of Thomas Builds-the-Fire,” which begins with a wonderfully apt epigraph from Kafka’s The Trial: “Someone.
Sherman Alexie's darkly humorous story collection weaves memory, fantasy, and stark reality to powerfully evoke life on the Spokane Indian Reservation.
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Tweet. Send to Friend. Share. Sherman Alexie. Mar 28, · Summary: This book is a collection of short stories by Sherman Alexie about life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. It goes through the lives of Thomas-Builds-The-Fire who is a storyteller that always gets ignored, Victor who was a basketball.