There There

There There

by

Tommy Orange

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Spiders

In the words of Jacquie and Opal’s mother, Vicky, spiders represent things that are both homes and traps—addiction, memory, and ignorance are just a few of the things the novel’s characters encounter which…

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Buses and BART Trains

Over the course of the novel, buses and BART trains come to represent the intersection between public and private lives, and symbolize the ways in which Native people in particular often struggle to reconcile their…

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