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Book coverFall 2020 book selection: There There

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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.