Reservation Blues

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Reservation Blues
Sherman Alexie
1st edition cover
Author Sherman Alexie
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)

Reservation Blues is a 1995 novel by Sherman Alexie. The novel follows the story of the rise and fall of a rock and blues band of Spokane Indians from the Spokane Reservation, Thomas Builds-The-Fire, Junior Polatkin, and Victor Joseph, who appear in another book by Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. American singer-songwriter and musician, Robert Johnson, sold his soul to the devil in 1931, and dies seven years later. He reappears in 1995, and claims to have faked his death, on the Spokane Indian Reservation and meets Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who than starts a Spokane rock and blues band from using Johnson's enchanted guitar.