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Author Sayles, John, 1950- author.

Title Yellow Earth / John Sayles.

Publication Info. Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    SAYLES,JOH    Available
Description 416 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary When rich layers of shale oil are discovered beneath the town of Yellow Earth, all hell breaks loose. Locals, oil workers, service workers, politicians, law enforcement, and get-rich-quick opportunists--along with an earnest wildlife biologist--commingle and collide as the population of the town triples overnight. Harleigh Killdeer, chairman of the tribal business council of neighboring Three Nations reservation, wants to increase economic opportunity but faces opposition for extolling "sovereignty by the barrel." From casino dealers and geologists to Native activists and high school kids, everyone in the region is swept up in the unsparing wave of an oil boom.
Subject Shale oils -- Refining -- Fiction.
Oil-shale industry -- Fiction.
Indian reservations -- North Dakota -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
North Dakota -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Novels.
ISBN 9781642590210 (hardcover) $28.00
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