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Orange, Tommy, 1982- Book - 2018 Fiction / Orange, Tommy, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Orange, Tommy 1 On Shelf 84 requests on 41 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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Twelve Native Americans came to the Big Oakland Powwow for different reasons. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxedrene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work the powwow and to honor his uncle's memory. Edwin Frank has come to find his true father. Bobby Big Medicine has come to drum the Grand Entry. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather; Orvil has taught himself Indian dance through YouTube videos, and he has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. Tony Loneman is a young Native American boy whose future seems destined to be as bleak as his past, and he has come to the Powwow with darker intentions--intentions that will destroy the lives of everyone in his path. Tommy Orange delivers a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. A multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about violence and recovery, hope and loss, identity and power, dislocation and communion, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people.

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Nice. submitted by MadMonkeyZ on June 23, 2018, 2:59pm What does it really mean to be an Indian/Native American/American Indian/Native? Orange's vivid debut novel allows a unique cast of characters—ranging from teenagers to elders living in Oakland, California—to pull this question apart for themselves as they live within an urban ecosystem.

Fly Like an Arrow, Sting Like a Wasp submitted by nbauer on January 4, 2019, 8:57pm It's tough to pull off multiple points of view, but Tommy Orange does it. Rather than attempt the obvious, with different speech patterns for each character (and there are about a dozen with voices), he makes sure that we know who's talking because of the things that they notice, and how they map to their individual experiences. The novel is like a crazy quilt, stitched together in a way that is beautiful because of its randomness, not despite it. He sets the stage with context, a brief, utterly subjective tour of Native history that never feels preachy or afterschool special-esque. And the last of the book's four section, Pow-wow, absolutely races to its conclusion. Orange's voice is muscular, vibrant, bracing, and true.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: 294 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780525520375
0525520376

SUBJECTS
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Powwows -- Fiction.
Group identity -- Fiction.
Collective memory -- Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.
Alcoholics -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Mass shootings -- Fiction.
Political fiction.