There There

There There

[a Novel]

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Twelve Native Americans came to the Big Oakland Powwow for different reasons. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxedrene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work the powwow and to honor his uncle's memory. Edwin Frank has come to find his true father. Bobby Big Medicine has come to drum the Grand Entry. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather; Orvil has taught himself Indian dance through YouTube videos, and he has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. Tony Loneman is a young Native American boy whose future seems destined to be as bleak as his past, and he has come to the Powwow with darker intentions--intentions that will destroy the lives of everyone in his path. Tommy Orange delivers a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. A multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about violence and recovery, hope and loss, identity and power, dislocation and communion, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525520375
0525520376
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ora
Description: 294 pages ; 22 cm

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Twelve Native Americans came to the Big Oakland Powwow for different reasons. A multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about violence and recovery, hope and loss, identity and power, dislocation and communion, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people.

A powerful and urgent Native American voice explodes onto the landscape of contemporary fiction. Fierce, angry, funny, groundbreaking - Tommy Orange's first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen.


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