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Tommy Orange

Autor/a de There There

4+ obres 4,230 Membres 194 Ressenyes

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Crèdit de la imatge: 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,

Obres de Tommy Orange

There There (2018) 4,133 exemplars
Wandering Stars (2024) 94 exemplars
The State 2 exemplars
The Team 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology (2023) — Col·laborador — 286 exemplars
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Col·laborador — 108 exemplars
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars


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Nom oficial
Orange, Tommy
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Oakland, Californië, USA
Llocs de residència
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 | Hi ha 190 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
bschweiger | Hi ha 190 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
technodiabla | Hi ha 190 ressenyes més | 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.

… (més)
hmonkeyreads | Hi ha 190 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |



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