There There: A novel by Tommy Orange
There There is the New York Times bestselling book of author Tommy Orange. This groundbreaking book poses the question, "What does it really mean to be an Indian? A native American? American Indian?" There There follows a unique case of teenagers and elders who ask this question in light of the complexity of the modern world. Orange's characters live in the urban Oakland, California. This novel explored the many different ways of being an Indian. More importantly, ways of feeling like an Indian. Their detachment from tradition, their fractured families and the hustle and bustle of life in Oakland, make their identity as Indians even more elusive.
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