Professor Chai Reviews Tommy Orange's Novel 'There There'

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

DALLAS MORNING NEWS -- May-lee Chai teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. Her new collection of short stories, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, is forthcoming this fall from Blair. Chai wrote this review of Tommy Orange’s debut novel, There There.

“With his electrifying and innovative first novel, Orange is re-engaging American history and re-invigorating the genre,” Chai writes. “There There is a novel like few others, innovative in form, its characters unforgettable. It is a masterpiece.”