by Tommy Orange
Reviewed by Janet:
This powerful novel begins as a series of loosely connected short stories, but turns into something so much more in this exploration of the plight of the urban Native American. Each of the characters follows their own path to the Big Oakland Powwow, with each story revealing the external forces and life choices that brings them to this point. The author’s eye-opening cultural perspective is long overdue and an important contribution to multicultural literature.