Stay Away, Joe

Stay Away Joe Korean veteran Big Joe Champlain drives back to the Montana reservation brandishing a Purple Heart and the scalp of a Chinese communist Driving a Cadillac he has purchased from his winnings as a champ

  • Title: Stay Away, Joe
  • Author: Dan Cushman
  • ISBN: 9780911436068
  • Page: 446
  • Format: None
  • Korean veteran Big Joe Champlain drives back to the Montana reservation brandishing a Purple Heart and the scalp of a Chinese communist Driving a Cadillac he has purchased from his winnings as a champion bullrider at Madison Square Garden, he arrives to find a huge party going on at his father s small ranch His father, Louis Champlain, has just acquired 19 heifers and aKorean veteran Big Joe Champlain drives back to the Montana reservation brandishing a Purple Heart and the scalp of a Chinese communist Driving a Cadillac he has purchased from his winnings as a champion bullrider at Madison Square Garden, he arrives to find a huge party going on at his father s small ranch His father, Louis Champlain, has just acquired 19 heifers and a young bull as part of a government program to benefit landless Indians Louis, as a sign of his generosity, announces he will butcher a cow to feed the partygoers But when the bull is butchered instead, Joe volunteers to secure another bull for Louis Against the warnings of his wife, Louis consents to let Joe handle the matter with disastrous but hilarious results.

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      Published :2019-09-02T09:40:18+00:00

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    1. In Custer Died for Your Sins, Vine Deloria, Jr. recommended this as one of three books non-Indians should read if they want to begin to understand Indians.Stay Away, Joe is tragic but leaves the reader smirking. Big Joe returns from the Korean War with a Purple Heart and an Asian scalp and proceeds to (almost innocently) be the ruin of his family. I couldn't put it down.One commentor on this board complained that the book's racist. That seems a typical un-analyzed reactionist take, especially wh [...]


    2. This is a great book about struggles, life and includes humor and a look at a different way of living in Montana, yahoo, the state I am from.



    3. The beginning was a little disjointed, but you sort out the characters fairly quickly. The story itself is more a narrative to the drunken, partying nature of a group of Native American families in Montana. The story isn't all that compelling until the underhandedness of "Big Joe" gets into full swing. However, the ending is very unfullfilling, and doesn't answer the very few questions that needed answering.


    4. Funny -- one mishap leads to another, leads to another, leads to another, you get the idea. I liked the book, although after reading reviews from some other people, I guess you have to be from Montana to appreciate it. Under cover of humor, the author conveyed a certain sweetness of spirit and optimism in each of the characters, even Joe.


    5. I had to read part of this book for a class and decided to finish it. Although, it was humorous in some parts, it was not a great read for me, or maybe I just couldn't appreciate it enough since I am not familiar with Native American reservation life. I saw that Elvis starred in the movie as Big Joe, I cannot see him in that role.


    6. One of the worst books I've ever "read" (I mostly skimmed through it). Very racist (written by a white guy). All the characters drink all the time and they're all trailer trash and all the women are whores. The movie with Elvis (we read the book in my Native American class, then watched the movie) was just awful.


    7. I just reread this book and still makes me laugh. A must read if you grew up around an Indian reservation.



    8. Done with humor, but depicting the sad pointlessness of lives sodden with alcohol that I couldn't enjoy the humor of it.


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