Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange is a contemporary Native American author known for his novel 'There There,' which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. His work often explores the urban Native American experience, identity, and the complexities of history and modernity.


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  1. 1. There There

    "There There" by Tommy Orange is a powerful and poignant novel that follows the lives of twelve Native American characters living in Oakland, California. As their stories intertwine and converge, the novel explores themes of identity, community, and the effects of historical trauma on Native American people. Through vivid and lyrical prose, Orange gives voice to a group of individuals who have long been marginalized and overlooked in American society, creating a compelling and unforgettable portrait of contemporary Native American life.

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