Book Review There There
It is narrated by a variety of different characters, and readers watch plans for the events of the powwow form and the characters lives’ slowly convene.
“There There” has its soft spots. There are perhaps too many resonant generalities about the importance of storytelling.
“There There” has its soft spots. At times it veers toward the sentimental; it can lean too heavily on its themes. There are perhaps too many resonant generalities about the importance of storytelling. But the real stuff is here, a sense of life as it is lived, an awareness of the worm inside each bottle of mezcal.
The fictional narrative in There There is the story of a powwow in Oakland, California, that turns to chaos due to a plan to steal the prize money of a Native American dance competition.