The gripping actual story of a homicide on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara girl who turns into obsessive about fixing it—an pressing paintings of literary journalism.
“I don’t realize a extra difficult, authentic protagonist in literature than Lissa Yellow Hen, or a extra dogged reporter in American journalism than Sierra Crane Murdoch.”—William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize–successful creator of Barbarian Days
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When Lissa Yellow Hen was once launched from jail in 2009, she discovered her house, the Fortress Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, remodeled by means of the Bakken oil growth. In her absence, the panorama have been altered past reputation, her tribal executive swayed by means of company pursuits, and her neighborhood careworn by means of a surge in violence and dependancy. 3 years later, whilst Lissa discovered that a younger white oil employee, Kristopher “KC” Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she changed into in particular involved. No person knew the place Clarke had long past, and few other people have been actively on the lookout for him.
Yellow Bird strains Lissa’s steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke’s disappearance. She navigates worlds—that of her personal tribe, modified by means of its newfound wealth, and that of the non-Local oilmen, down on their success, who’ve come to search out paintings at the heels of the commercial recession. Her pursuit of Clarke could also be a pursuit of redemption, as Lissa atones for her personal crimes and reckons with generations of trauma. Yellow Bird is an exquisitely written, masterfully pronounced story a couple of seek for justice and a exceptional portrait of a fancy girl who is sensible, humorous, eloquent, compassionate, and—whilst it serves her result in—manipulative. Drawing on 8 years of immersive research, Sierra Crane Murdoch has produced a profound exam of the legacy of systematic violence inflicted on a tribal country and a story of strange therapeutic.