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Wandering stars / Tommy Orange.

Orange, Tommy, 1982- (author). Orange, Tommy, 1982- Sequel to: There there. (Added Author).

Colorado, 1864. Star, a young survivor of the Sand Creek Massacre, is brought to the Fort Marion prison-castle, where he is forced to learn English and practice Christianity by Richard Henry Pratt, an evangelical prison guard who will go on to found the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, an institution dedicated to the eradication of Native history, culture, and identity. A generation later, Star's son, Charles, is sent to the school, where he is brutalized by the man who was once his father's jailer. Under Pratt's harsh treatment, Charles clings to moments he shares with a young fellow student, Opal Viola, as the two envision a future away from the institutional violence that follows their bloodlines. In a novel that is by turns shattering and wondrous, Tommy Orange has conjured the ancestors of the family that readers first fell in love with in There There - warriors, drunks, outlaws, addicts - asking what it means to be the children and grandchildren of massacre. Wandering Stars is a novel about epigenetic and generational trauma that has the force and vision of a modern epic, an exceptionally powerful book.

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  • ISBN: 9780593318256
  • Physical Description: xi, 315 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2024.
Subject: United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Fiction.
Sand Creek Massacre, Colo., 1864 > Fiction.
Generational trauma > Fiction.
Epigenetics > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Historical fiction.

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