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Wandering Stars: A novel

Audio CD

Main Details

Title Wandering Stars: A novel
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Tommy Orange
Physical Properties
Format:Audio CD
Category/GenreAudiobooks on CD
Trade Publishers Audiobooks
All Dates
Random House US Audio
February 2024 Release Titles
March 2024 Release Titles
ISBN/Barcode 9780593824535
Edition Audiobook

Publishing Details

Publisher Trade Publishers Audiobooks
Imprint Random House US Audio
NZ Release Date 12 March 2024
Publication Country United States


A TIME MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK * The Pulitzer Prize-finalist and author of the breakout bestseller There There (Pure soaring beauty.The New York Times Book Review) delivers a masterful follow-up to his already classic first novel. Extending his constellation of narratives into the past and future Tommy Orange traces the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School through three generations of a family in a story that is by turns shattering and wondrous. For the sake of knowing of understanding Wandering Stars blew my heart into a thousand pieces and put it all back together again. This is a masterwork that will not be forgotten a masterwork that will forever be part of you. -Morgan Talty bestselling author of Night of the Living Rez Colorado 1864. Star a young survivor of the Sand Creek Massacre is brought to the Fort Marion prison castlewhere 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 Stars son Charles is sent to the school where he is brutalized by the man who was once his fathers jailer. Under Pratts 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 readers first fell in love with in There There-warriors drunks outlaws addicts-asking what it means to bethe 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 new book from one of the most exciting writers at work today and soaring confirmation of Tommy Oranges monumental gifts.