- Grove Press (2008)
- SKU: 9780802143570
A New York Times Notable Book and a national best seller, Indian Killer is arguably still Sherman Alexie's most controversial book to date-a riveting, gritty, racially charged literary thriller that, over a decade after its first publication, remains an electrifying tale of alienation and justice.
A serial murderer called the Indian Killer is terrorizing Seattle, hunting and scalping white men and adorning their bodies with owl feathers. As the city is paralyzed with fear and racial brutality skyrockets, out of the chaos emerges a prime suspect-John Smith. Born to Indians but raised by white parents, Smith yearns for his lost heritage. Increasingly embittered with his dual life, Smith plunges into vengeful madness as he desperately battles to allay the anger that engulfs him, and the "Indian Killer" claims another life.
With acerbic wit and chilling page-turning intensity, Alexie takes an unflinching look at what nurtures rage within a race both colonized and marginalized by a society that neither values nor understands it.