“They tore unborn babies out of bellies, took what we were intended to be, our children before they were children, babies before they were babies.”
Tommy Orange’s beautiful, devastating debut novel follows the lives of Indigenous Americans in the lead up to a powwow. The energy built through the cast of characters builds until the book explodes the question of how to tell the history of an entire people. There There asks one of the most complex questions of our time: what does it mean to be indigenous? Tommy speaks about the impact of his acclaimed first novel on himself and his community.