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CLEVELAND RIGHTS READERS/THERE THERE

Cleveland Rights Readers, a book club dedicated to discussing fiction and non-fiction related to human rights will discuss There There by Tommy Orange on Monday, November 18th at 7 p.m.

Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.

Tommy Orange is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, he was born and raised in Oakland, California. There There has won numerous awards including the Anisfield-Wolf fiction award given in Cleveland every year to honor multicultural literature.

 

Event date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
There There Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019