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The Resource There There

There There

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There There
Title
There There
Statement of responsibility
Tommy Orange
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Language
eng
Summary
ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWWINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZEOne of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Tommy Orange's "groundbreaking, extraordinary" (The New York Times) There There is the "brilliant, propulsive" (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. It's "the year's most galvanizing debut novel" (Entertainment Weekly). As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It's "masterful . . . white-hot . . . devastating" (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it's destined to be a classic
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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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2019.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2019.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Society of American Historians Prize for Historical Fiction (formerly the James Fenimore Cooper Prize), 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664761
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
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Orange, Tommy
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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810
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
There There
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c5d88606-28ce-4d01-9165-885452c34146
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525520382
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
There There
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c5d88606-28ce-4d01-9165-885452c34146
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525520382
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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