There There by Tommy Orange

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Jacquie Red Feather and her sister Opal grew up together, relying on each other during their unsettled childhood. As adults they were driven apart, but Jacquie is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. That’s why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle’s death. Edwin is looking for his true father. Opal came to watch her boy Orvil dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. All of them are there for the cultural celebration that is the Big Oakland Powwow. But Tony Loneman is also there. And Tony has come to the Powwow with darker intentions.

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‘THERE THERE drops on us like a thunderclap; the big, booming, explosive sound of 21st century literature finally announcing itself. Essential.’-Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

‘A gripping deep dive into urban indigenous community in California: an astonishing literary debut!’-Margaret Atwood, on Twitter

‘How do you rewrite the story of a people? This question shapes Tommy Orange’s sorrowful, beautiful debut novel . . . There There itself is a kind of dance. Even in its tragic details, it is lyrical and playful, shaking and shimmering with energy. The novel dips into the tiniest personal details and sweeps across history. Orange creates beauty out of tragedy.’Guardian

‘It is optimism that lingers after finishing the book. Fragile and flawed though this hope may be, it remains moving and powerful, just like the rest of Orange’s impressive achievement.’Observer

‘Welcome to a brilliant and generous artist who has already enlarged the landscape of American fiction. There There is a comic vision haunted by profound sadness. Tommy Orange is a new writer with an old heart.’-Louise Erdrich

Additional information

ISBN

9781787300354

Format

Hardback

Pagination

304 pages

Publisher

Harvill Secker

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