Get the book
Fall 2020 book selection: There There
- Print copies are available at each library, as well as an audiobook copy at the Dewey Library. If all our copies are out, see if the book is available from one of our Borrow Direct partners.
- Additionally, the MIT Press Bookstore and the MIT Coop at Kendall Square offer this book at a discount to the MIT community; just show your MIT ID when purchasing.
About the book
This “astonishing literary debut” of “pure soaring beauty” is “masterful…white hot…devastating” in its voicing of “twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.” “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.”
About the author
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. There There has made innumerable Best Book of the Year lists and won the American Book Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award, among others.