10:00 AM - Wednesday - Meeting Room
Discuss There There by Tommy Orange in-person or via Zoom.
To join, click the link above, use this link https://zoom.us/j/92544980243, or by phone at +1-669-900-6833 with Meeting ID 925 4498 0243.
Author! Author! TOMMY ORANGE is the author of There, There, which was one of The New York Times top books of 2018 and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. It received the 2019 American Book Award as well as the PEN/Hemingway award. His writing credits also include short stories in literary magazines, such as McSweeneys, Zoetrope: All-Story and Zyzzyva. Orange is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Join Tommy Orange online on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Purchase tickets: https://www.dplfoundation.org/author-author
"Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame in Oakland. Dene Oxedrene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work the powwow and to honor his uncle's memory. Edwin Frank has come to find his true father. Bobby Big Medicine has come to drum the Grand Entry. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather; Orvil has taught himself Indian dance through YouTube videos, and he has come to the Big Oakland Powwow to dance in public for the very first time. Tony Loneman is a young Native American boy whose future seems destined to be as bleak as his past, and he has come to the Powwow with darker intentions--intentions that will destroy the lives of everyone in his path. Fierce, angry, funny, groundbreaking--Tommy Orange's first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. There There is a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about violence and recovery, hope and loss, identity and power, dislocation and communion, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. A glorious, unforgettable debut." From the publisher*hy*
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