PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ONLINE BOOK PURCHASES FOR PICKUP AT TONIGHT'S SHERMAN ALEXIE EVENT. IF YOU ORDER A BOOK AFTER NOON MOUNTAIN TIME, IT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP AT TONIGHT'S EVENT. BOOKS WILL BE FOR SALE AT TONIGHT'S EVENT AT WOODWARD HALL.
Bookworks and the UNM Creative Writing Department are very pleased to welcome Sherman Alexie back to Albuquerque on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Woodward Hall on the UNM Campus.
This event is FREE and open to the public. No ticket is required for free admission to the event.
However, Bookworks will offer priority seating to persons pre-ordering Sherman's book from the Bookworks website, or in-store. No ticket will be issued - customers will simply need to show their purchase receipt from Bookworks (in-store or online) to access the priority seating area.
One book purchase will admit two people into priority seating; if you have a larger group of people wishing to sit together, you will need to purchase enough books to access priority seating for your entire party. Customers in the priority seating area will also have priority placement in the book-signing line after the event.
Please see below for information about Sherman's new book, including the purchase price. The book will release on October 2, 2012 but customers may pre-order the book in-store and through our website now. Internet or in-store pre-orders will not be available for store pickup or delivery to your home until after the book's release date, October 2, 2012. There are no exceptions to this as per signed agreement with the publisher, we cannot sell the book before the release date.
Priority seating for the event will begin at 6:30. General seating will begin at 6:45.
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About the book:
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
Sherman Alexie’s stature as a writer of stories, poems, and novels has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. His wide-ranging, acclaimed stories from the last two decades, from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven to his most recent PEN/Faulkner award–winning War Dances, have established him as a star in modern literature.
A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents in his newest collection, Blasphemy, where he unites fifteen beloved classics with fifteen new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers.
Included here are some of his most esteemed tales, including “What You Pawn I Will Redeem," “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” “The Toughest Indian in the World,” and “War Dances.” Alexie’s new stories are fresh and quintessential—about donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, the reservation, marriage, and all species of contemporary American warriors.
An indispensable collection of new and classic stories, Blasphemy reminds us, on every thrilling page, why Sherman Alexie is one of our greatest contemporary writers and a true master of the short story.