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There There

There There


Book Overview: There There

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).

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.

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Publication Date2019-05-07
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Tommy Orange is a critically acclaimed author renowned for his keen ability to bring Native American narratives into contemporary fiction. Born and raised in Oakland, California to parents of white and Cheyenne and Arapaho descent, Orange's unique perspective and heritage serve to deeply enrich his storytelling. He garnered recognition for his debut novel, “There There,” which not only enhances understanding and appreciation of Native American culture, but also confronts readers with the real and raw plight of urban Indian Americans. Orange's literary prowess began to find global acclaim after his graduation from the Institute of American Indian Arts. As an MFA graduate, his stellar talent was noticed by Alfred A. Knopf who published "There There". The novel was subsequently well received, earning praise from The New York Times, among others, ultimately becoming a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Owing to his ingenious narrative, Orange received the 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award, and was named among Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. Not merely an author, Tommy Orange possesses a diverse range of skills including teaching, arts administration, and philanthropy. He spent years working in the Native American community of Oakland, California, before stepping into the literary world. Serving as an ambitious author, dedicated educator, and tireless advocate for Native American communities, Tommy Orange continues to trendset for contemporary Native American literature, earning a well-deserved reputation as a vital voice in American fiction.

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