Reservation Blues, A Novel by Sherman Alexie, from Grove/Atlantic, ISBN 0802141900. For 111 years, no one has arrived at the Spokane Indian reservation by accident—until a black stranger appears with nothing but the suit he wears and the guitar on his back. He happens to be the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, in flight from the Devil and presumed long dead. And when he passes his enchanted instrument to young Thomas-Builds-the-Fire—storyteller, misfit, musician—a magical odyssey begins. From the screenwriter of the Native-produced film Smoke Signals.