Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country
ISBN: 0399589171
EAN13: 9780399589171
Language: English
Publication Date: Feb 16, 2021
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 0.77" H x 8" L x 5.22" W
Weight: 0.6172943 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country

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The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it--an urgent work of literary journalism.

I don't know a more complicated, original protagonist in literature than Lissa Yellow Bird, or a more dogged reporter in American journalism than Sierra Crane Murdoch.--William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Barbarian Days

WINER OF THE OREGON BOK AWARD - NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR(R) AWARD - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - NPR - Publishers Weekly

When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher KC Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned. No one knew where Clarke had gone, and few people were actively looking for him.

Yellow Bird traces Lissa's steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke's disappearance. She navigates two worlds--that of Read More chevron_right

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