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There There

By Tommy Orange
There There by Tommy Orange digital book - Fable

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Publisher Description

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A wondrous and shattering award-winning novel that follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.

A contemporary classic, this “astonishing literary debut” (Margaret Atwood, bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale) “places Native American voices front and center” (NPR/Fresh Air).

One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years

Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. They converge and collide on one fateful day at the Big Oakland Powwow and together this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism

A book with “so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation” (The New York Times). It is fierce, funny, suspenseful, and impossible to put down--full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.

Don't miss Tommy Orange's new book, Wandering Stars!

1505 Reviews

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Loudly Crying Face“There There is like a piece of music. The tempo and sound are constantly getting louder and faster, louder and faster, until the very end, at its most frenetic and cacophonous, the conductor waves his hand. You as the reader are then left to sit with the uncomfortable silence, no matter how much it hurts, especially knowing that how much it hurts is not enough and never will be enough.”
Believable charactersOriginal writingFast-pacedSuspensefulRealistic settingHeartbreakingThought-provokingAbuseSexual assaultViolence
Multi-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveThought-provokingAbuseSexual assault

About Tommy Orange

TOMMY ORANGE is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, he was born and raised in Oakland, California.

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