Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories - Sherman Alexie

An amazing collection, half of which are a sampling of Alexie's best previously published stories and the other half new. What always amazes me about Alexie is how he is able to use humor to make palatable the many ugly, tragic things about which he writes. In the hands of a less competent writer, the humor would trivialize but Alexie's humor brings resonance and profundity. He channels his anger and bitterness into entertaining and poignant prose.