The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Summary and Analysis: Jesus Christ’s Half-Brother is Alive and Well on the Spokane Indian Reservation, The Approximate Size of my Favorite Tumor and Somebody Kept Saying Powwow

Sherman Alexie

Summary and Analysis: Jesus Christ’s Half-Brother is Alive and Well on the Spokane Indian Reservation, The Approximate Size of my Favorite Tumor and Somebody Kept Saying Powwow

New Characters
James: the baby adopted by the narrator in the “Jesus Christ’s Half-Brother is Alive and Well on the Spokane Indian Reservation.”

Jimmy Many Horses: a Reservation man who is married to Norma Many Horses and dying of cancer.

Junior Polatkin: the narrator of “Somebody Kept Saying Powwow” and an admirer of Norma.

Summary
“Jesus Christ’s Half-Brother is Alive and Well on the Spokane Indian Reservation,” is an account of unexpected fatherhood; the tale is broken into sections by year, beginning in 1966 and ending in 1974.

The narrator is the father of an orphan named James who was born and adopted under seemingly miraculous...

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