February 04, 2020

Tommy Orange

Event Details

Date & Time

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2020 7:30 PM


Department

Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series


Cost

Free and open to the public.


Location

Hemmingson Ballroom


Contact/Registration

Meagan Ciesla
Email: ciesla@gonzaga.edu
Phone: 509-313-6671


Event Type & Tags

  • Academics

About This Event

Tommy Orange's debut book, the Pulitzer-nominated novel There,There follows twelve characters from Native American communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other in ways they may not realize. 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.