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Extra Indians
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Milkweed Editions
Pub Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781571310798
Eric Gansworth
Extra Indians
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Extra Indians

by Eric Gansworth

Every winter, Tommy Jack McMorsey watches the meteor showers in northern Minnesota. On the long haul from Texas to Minnesota, Tommy encounters a deluded Japanese tourist determined to find the buried ransom money from the movie Fargo. When the Japanese tourist dies of exposure in Tommy Jack’s care, a media storm erupts and sets off a series of journeys into Tommy Jack’s past as he remembers the horrors of Vietnam, a love affair, and the suicide of his closest friend, Fred Howkowski. Exploring with great insight and wit the ways images, stereotypes, and depictions intersect with, Extra Indians offers a powerful glimpse into contemporary Native American life.

ERIC GANSWORTH, a member of the Onondaga Nation, was born and raised in western New York. He is the author of seven books, including the widely reviewed new novel Extra Indians (Milkweed Editions, 2010). Gansworth has received several honors for his writing: A Half-Life of Cardio-Pulmonary Function (Syracuse, 2008) was included on the NBCC’s “Good Reads” List for Spring 2008, and Mending Skins (University of Nebraska Press, 2005) won the PEN Oakland Award in 2006. One of his plays was recently performed at the Public Theater in New York. Gansworth teaches at Canisius College and lives in Niagara Falls, New York. Learn more at www.ericgansworth.com.