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The Resource There there, Tommy Orange

There there, Tommy Orange

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There there
Title
There there
Statement of responsibility
Tommy Orange
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve Native Americans came to the Big Oakland Powwow for different reasons. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work the powwow and to honour 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 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
Summary
A novel which grapples with the complex history of Native Americans; with an inheritance of profound spirituality; and with a plague of addiction, abuse and suicide, follows 12 characters, each of whom has private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2019.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2019.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • Society of American Historians Prize for Historical Fiction (formerly the James Fenimore Cooper Prize), 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664761
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orange, Tommy
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
810
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Powwows
  • Group identity
  • Collective memory
  • Documentary films
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Recovering alcoholics
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Mass shootings
  • Oakland (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
There there, Tommy Orange
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063584241
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781787300361
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005851632
Label
There there, Tommy Orange
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063584241
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781787300361
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005851632

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