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The Diesel Readers Book Group - There There

Submitted by East Bay Booksellers on Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:23pm

Monday, August 19

7:00pm

The Diesel Readers discuss THERE THERE

East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group's discussion of There There by Tommy Orange, on Monday, August 19th at 7pm.

Tommy Orange’s shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other in ways they may not yet realize. There is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and working to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, who is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death, has come to work at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil has come 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 laugh-out-loud funny, utterly contemporary and always unforgettable.

 

 

** The Diesel Readers is an ongoing group, and is open to all. **

 

Event date: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
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$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019