Orange's writing is biting, profane and at times brilliant. There there refers initially to a Gertrude Stein quote about her childhood home of Oakland, and the way in which this quote has been remembered incorrectly. Orange creates the there, there by telling a story of an upcoming Pow Wow in Oakland, in a variety of different characters and voices. Central to this novel is the idea of "never stop telling our story", and Orange does not disappoint.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)