Sherman Alexie, "Class"

A Native American man married to a white woman struggles with everyday marriage problems and wonders where he belongs.

(from The Toughest Indian In The World)

Another sometimes-funny, sometimes-sad story of confused people. Edgar Eagle Runner, a lawyer, feels like he lives in a white world. When he makes a brief foray into a Native American bar, it’s disastrous. There are all kinds of awkward symbols in this story, like one really funny thing in the prostitute scene, which add a sort of allegorical feel to the human drama. Fun and uncomfortable.

One thought on “Sherman Alexie, "Class"

  1. Natasha Strauss

    This story is incredibly and saddly true. I think that no matter what, we can all relate to the main character in relation to everyday troubles.


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