Sherman Alexie, "Assimilation"

She’s Native American, her husband’s white. Seems like the reasons they hate each other are the same reasons they love each other.

(from The Toughest Indian In The World)

A refreshingly blunt and hilarious examination of interracial marriage. No matter how much these two love or loved each other, they can’t deny the politics of it. Sometimes the snarky commentaries on whiteness are a bit simplified, but that doesn’t make it incorrect or unfunny.

I’ll be reading quite a bit of Sherman Alexie this weekend. He’s reading at the Academy of Natural Sciences. I just bought this collection so I could study up. I saw him read once before and it was something.

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