Fiction Book Discussion: There There

Thursday, September 3, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "There There" by Tommy Orange via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, 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. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults
Age Group: 
Adults
Contact Info
Community Engagement Department
ce@wheatonlibrary.org
Other Info: 
Zoom meeting link will be emailed prior to the program. Registration will close 15 minutes prior to program start time. If you need assistance connecting, please email us below.