Book Club Set

Book Club Set

#99, There There

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Random House, Inc.
Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force.

Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow. 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 at the powwow to honour his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss.

Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking, There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. An unforgettable debut.

Description: 10 identical volumes (292 pages ; 20 cm), 1 guide ; in canvas bag (34 x 49 x 22 cm)
ISBN: 9780771073038
Branch Call Number: BOOK CLUB SET 99

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The history and experience of First Nations is embodied in the personal stories of various people coming together at an Oakland, California powwow in this relentlessly paced, truly amazing debut novel. A powerful depiction of the urban Indigenous community as members struggle with identity and be... Read More »


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