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The Resource There there : a novel, Tommy Orange

There there : a novel, Tommy Orange

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There there : a novel
Title
There there
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tommy Orange
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Not since Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine has such a powerful and urgent Native American voice exploded onto the landscape of contemporary fiction. Tommy Orange's There There introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career. "We all came to the powwow for different reasons. The messy, dangling threads of our lives got pulled into a braid--tied to the back of everything we'd been doing all along to get us here. There will be death and playing dead, there will be screams and unbearable silences, forever-silences, and a kind of time-travel, at the moment the gunshots start, when we look around and see ourselves as we are, in our regalia, and something in our blood will recoil then boil hot enough to burn through time and place and memory. We'll go back to where we came from, when we were people running from bullets at the end of that old world. The tragedy of it all will be unspeakable, that we've been fighting for decades to be recognized as a present-tense people, modern and relevant, only to die in the grass wearing feathers." Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame in Oakland. 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 Big Oakland 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. Fierce, angry, funny, groundbreaking--Tommy Orange's first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. There There is 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 glorious, unforgettable debut"--
Summary
A novel which grapples with the complex history of Native Americans; with an inheritance of profound spirituality; and with a plague of addiction, abuse and suicide, follows 12 characters, each of whom has private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow
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Storyline
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2019.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664761
Cataloging source
TEFBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orange, Tommy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.R32
LC item number
T48 2018b
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
810
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Powwows
  • Indians of North America
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Powwows
Target audience
adult
Label
There there : a novel, Tommy Orange
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Publication
Copyright
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Title from web page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21430061
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
436 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525633013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028238031
Label
There there : a novel, Tommy Orange
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from web page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21430061
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
436 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525633013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028238031

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