Imprint:McClelland & Stewart
Dimensions:7.95in x 5.17 x 0.61 in | 0.49 lb
Page Count:304 pages
A HEATHER’S PICK, Shortlisted for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, Named one of Amazon’s 10 Best Books of 2018, Shortlisted for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction
RAVE REVIEWS: Critics are calling the novel “dazzling” (The Washington Post), “pure soaring beauty” (The New York Times), “exceptional” (San Francisco Chronicle), and “searing” (The Boston Globe).
FIRST-RATE SUPPORT: We have wonderful words of praise from Margaret Atwood, Louise Erdrich, Marlon James, Omar El Akkad, and Claire Vaye Watkins.
ACADEMIC ADOPTION OPPORTUNITIES: There There has great potential to reach the academic community through first-year reading selections and similar programs.
BOOK CLUBS: There There is a wonderful choice for reading groups. A Reading Group Guide is available.
New York Times Bestseller
A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book
Longlist, National Book Award for Fiction
“Bravura… There There has so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation… its appearance marks the passing of a generational baton.” —The New York Times
"Masterful. White-hot. A devastating debut novel." —Washington Post
“Each character is introduced and developed with a clear-eyed fidelity, empathic without sentimentality, our understanding increasing as connections are revealed, histories explored, gaps filled in. . . . At its core, There There is a novel about those gaps.” —Toronto Star
“Welcome to a brilliant and generous artist who has already enlarged the landscape of American fiction. There There is a comic vision haunted by profound sadness. Tommy Orange is a new writer with an old heart.” —Louise Erdrich, Birchbark Books
“A gripping deep dive into urban indigenous community in California: an astonishing literary debut!” —Margaret Atwood via Twitter
“There There drops on us like a thunderclap; the big, booming, explosive sound of twenty-first-century literature finally announcing itself. Essential.” —Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings
“There There is truly brilliant, a debut that is gritty, compassionate, and stylistically fierce. Tommy Orange has found language that bridges history and the raw heat of the now. You need to read this book.” —David Chariandy, author of Brother
“There There is a miraculous achievement, a book that wields ferocious honesty and originality in service of telling a story that needs to be told. This is a novel about what it means to inhabit a land both yours and stolen from you, to simultaneously contend with the weight of belonging and unbelonging. There is an organic power to this book—a revelatory, controlled chaos. Tommy Orange writes the way a storm makes landfall.” —Omar El Akkad, author of American War
“Orange has crafted a stunning narrative that draws his characters together in a frenetic vortex of cultural reclamation, violence, loss, and hope. There There is crucial and mighty storytelling that firmly places itself in the canon of Indigenous literature for generations to come.” —Waubgeshig Rice, author of Legacy
“A story of unforgettable characters, complex histories, and devastating transgressions. Tommy Orange is a brave new voice and There There is not just a glorious debut but a document of survival.” —Carleigh Baker, author of Bad Endings
“There There is an urgent, invigorating, absolutely vital book by a novelist with more raw virtuosic talent than any young writer I’ve come across in a long, long time. Maybe ever.” —Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Gold Fame Citrus
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