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Tommy Orange

Autor(a) de There There

4+ Works 4,194 Membros 193 Críticas

About the Author

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Image credit: Author Tommy Orange at the 2018 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73982519

Obras por Tommy Orange

There There (2018) 4,123 exemplares
Wandering Stars (2024) 68 exemplares
The State 2 exemplares
The Team 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 283 exemplares
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Orange, Tommy
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Oakland, Californië, USA
Locais de residência
Angels Camp, Californië, USA
Institute of American Indian Arts (MFA)



The first pages of this debut novel are a sociological prologue, a red hot scythe through the myths of this country’s relationship with Native Americans. They show Orange to be a tremendously gifted writer and are my favorite part of this book. The fictional story that follows was less compelling for me but I’ll be quite interested in following Orange’s future development.
lelandleslie | 190 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
When I started this book, I thought that instead of a novel, it was a series of short stories that might have some link that would be revealed as I got deeper into it. It took a few chapters to see that the characters’ stories were related in ways — by blood or circumstance — that came more into focus, all moving toward one event — The Big Oakland Powwow — that would irrevocably change many lives. From the arresting prologue to the violent and abrupt (to me) end, Tommy Orange engaged me with his crisp writing, exposing some problems facing Native Americans, in this case, Urban Indians, as he calls them.… (mais)
bschweiger | 190 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
There, There is portrays the lives of several "Urban Indians" living in
Oakland CA. They are all associated with an upcoming powwow at the Oakland Coliseum. Ultimately we see that their lives are intertwined in ways even they are unaware of. The ending a horrific but somewhat hopeful and beautifully written, like a dream.

I wasn't sure I liked the book at first. Each character was presented separately so I had forgotten about them by the time they came up again. But by the last 100+ pages you know them and have maybe begrudgingly developed some empathy for them. They are all deeply flawed, broken people. It is a sad story.… (mais)
technodiabla | 190 outras críticas | Feb 3, 2024 |
This one takes a little bit of effort but it's worth it in the end.

It's sad and it has a lot of characters (that I wish I was more careful about remembering in the beginning) but it all ties together by the end at the Big Oakland Powwow. I like to read books about people who have a completely different life experience than I do and this certainly fits that bill.

It makes me feel bad that I know so little about Native American history/culture and how I have spent virtually no time at all in my life thinking about how native people experience present day America. This books has a compelling plot but mostly I feel like its purpose is to shine a light on how we are so good at ignoring the origins and aftermath of the white man coming to America.

… (mais)
hmonkeyreads | 190 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |



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