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There There

NATIONAL BESTSELLER PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNER One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year A wondrous and shattering 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.

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. 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.

Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.

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.

ISBN: 9780525436140

ISBN-10: 9780525436140

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 05/07/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/07/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 304

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Literary

Fiction / Native American & Aboriginal

Fiction / Cultural Heritage