The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Chapter Summaries

Sherman Alexie

Summary and Analysis: Every Little Hurricane

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New Characters
Victor: the main character of several stories; he is nine years old in this opening tale.

Adolph and Arnold: Victor’s uncles, whose drunken fight during a New Year’s Eve party provides a focal point for the story.

Victor’s father and mother: the protagonist’s parents, who remain unnamed in this story.

Summary
The book opens with a story about the metaphorical arrival of a hurricane on the Spokane Indian Reservation on New Year’s Eve of 1976. The story is told in a third-person narrative voice from the perspective of Victor, who is nine years old at the time.

It soon becomes clear that the storm is more symbolic than real; it...

(The entire section is 2110 words.)