Blasphemy and Protest

Twenty years ago, the story collection “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” marked Seattle writer Sherman Alexie as one of the country’s finest (and funniest) storytellers. Since then, he’s written numerous books of fiction and poetry, along with the screenplay for the film “Smoke Signals” and the semi-autobiographical bestseller “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Today we overhear Sherman reading from his new collection “Blasphemy.” The story is called “Protest.”