WCLA Book Club - August
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Location: Email email@example.com for Zoom info.
Book: There There by Tommy Orange
What does it really mean to be an Indian/Native American/American Indian/Native? Orange's vivid debut novel allows a unique cast—ranging from teenagers to elders—to pull this question apart even as they add a modern layer of complexity: They live in the urban landscape of Oakland, California. The thrust of Orange's cross-cut storytelling is not to force his characters onto a strict plot line but to explore the varied ways of being an Indian and, more important, of feeling like an Indian.