Extra Indians

Extra Indians

by Eric Gansworth


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Every winter, Tommy Jack McMorsey makes the long haul from Texas to northern Minnesota to watch the meteor showers. One cold night, in a moment of kindness, Tommy picks up a deluded Japanese tourist determined to find the buried ransom money from the movie Fargo. When she dies of exposure in Tommy Jack's care, a media storm erupts, jarring loose pieces of Tommy Jack's past: the horrors of Vietnam, a love affair, and the suicide of his closest friend, Fred Howkowski.

Wending between the present and a string of haunting memories-Tommy Jack's aimless life as a truck driver and husband, Fred Howkowski's thwarted career as an actor in Hollywood, and the return of Tommy Jack's estranged adoptive son to Texas-this lively, engrossing novel explores the ways images and stereotypes intersect with reality in Native America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571310798
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,193,941
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Coming Attractions 5

Tommy Jack McMorsey 7

Act 1 Lights 11

Chapter 1 Fall Out 15

Tommy Jack McMorsey 17

Chapter 2 Signal Fade 43

Annie Boans 47

Chapter 3 Bit Part 67

Tommy Jack McMorsey 71

Act 2 Camera 105

Chapter 4 Sound Track 109

Annie Boans 111

Chapter 5 Live Feed 125

Tommy Jack McMorsey 127

Chapter 6 Broad Cast 149

Annie Boans 153

Act 3 Action 189

Chapter 7 Call Back 193

Tommy Jack McMorsey 197

Chapter 8 Voice Over 229

Annie Boans 235

Chapter 9 Head Shot 261

Tommy Jack McMorsey 267

Epilogue Credits Roll 303

Tommy Jack McMorsey 309

Author's Note 313

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