MAC'S BACKS BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES THERE THERE
Mac's Backs Book Club discusses There There
Join us in October as we discuss Tommy Orange's Anisfield Wolf Award-winning novel There There.
"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 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.
"An astonishing literary debut." --Margaret Atwood
"Masterful. . . . White-hot. . . Devastating." -- The Washington Post
"Pure soaring beauty." -- The New York Times Book Review
The book will be available at the store or through our website at the 20% book club discount.
In accordance with social distancing guidelines, the meeting will take place via Zoom. To register, use the following link - https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOCurjwjHNNG8_jaxQhQMzbD2M1...