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There There

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
2020 Dublin Literary Award (nominee)
2019 ALA Notable Books for Adults (nominee)
2019 PEN/Hemingway Award
2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (nominee)
2019 The Writers' Prize for Fiction (nominee)
2018 Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction (nominee)
2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Prize for Fiction (second place)
2018 John Leonard Prize for Best First Book

** Shortlisted for the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award **

One of Barack Obama's best books of 2018, the
New York Times bestselling novel about contemporary America from a bold new Native American voice

'A thunderclap' Marlon James
'Astonishing' Margaret Atwood, via Twitter
'Pure soaring beauty' Colm Tóibín

Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and hoping to reconnect with her estranged family. That's why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle's death, while Edwin is looking for his true father and Opal came to watch her boy Orvil dance.

All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. All of them are here for the celebration that is the Big Oakland Powwow. But Tony Loneman is also there. And Tony has come to the Powow with darker intentions.

'An
exhilarating, polyphonic debut novel... Dazzling'
Daily Telegraph

'Lyrical and playful,
shaking and shimmering with energy... Orange creates beauty out of tragedy'
Guardian

'
Bold and engrossing... Orange has got under his characters' skins, allowing them to speak for themselves'
Financial Times

A New York Times Top 10 Best Book 2018
An Oprah Magazine Top 15 Best Book 2018
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2019
Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019
Winner of the Writer's Center First Novel Award 2018

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A beautiful, dangerous, sad, poetic, and hilarious revelation....this book is so revolutionary - evolutionary - that Native American literature will never be the same." - Sherman Alexie

"There, There is an urgent, invigorating, absolutely vital book by a novelist with more raw virtuosic talent than any young writer I've come across in a long, long time. Maybe ever. Tommy Orange is a stylist with substance, a showboater with a deeply moral compass. I want to call him heir to Gertrude Stein by way of George Saunders, but he is even more original than that. This book will make your heart swell." - Claire Vaye Watkins


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