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Random House presents the audiobook edition of There There by Tommy Orange. 

Jacquie Red Feather and her sister, Opal, grew up together, relying on each other during their unsettled childhood. As adults they were driven apart, but Jacquie is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. That’s why she is there. 

Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle's death. Edwin is looking for his true father. Opal came to watch her boy, Orvil, dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. 

All of them are there for the cultural celebration that is the Big Oakland Powwow. 

But Tony Loneman is also there. And Tony has come to the Powwow with darker intentions.

©2018 Tommy Orange (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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"There There is a propulsive, groundbreaking novel, polyphonic and multigenerational, weaving together an array of contemporary Native American voices into a singularly dynamic and original meta-narrative about violence and recovery, about family and loss, about identity and power." (Derek Palacio)

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Outstanding narrration, refreshing story

The multiple narrators of this book really gave something special to this as an audiobook, and gave the characters real distinction which was valuable whilst following such a large cast- 12 perspectives/stories.

This book shines a light on an underrepresented population and their often overrepresented issues in a way that cannot help but draw deep empathy from the reader/listener.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to those who enjoy a gritty and real read.

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good developement of the characters' personalities

look forward to a sequel. really felt for all the characters. felt warmth for the majority of them and really wished them well

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so good!

narrated superbly, is really good all around. Please keep on writing! can't wait for more books from you!