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Yellow Earth

Fiction: Literary
Unabridged   18 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/07/2020

Yellow Earth

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684576913
Digital Download ISBN:ISBN13/EAN 9781684576906


In Yellow Earth, the site of Three Nations reservations on the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota, Sayles introduces us to Harleigh Killdeer, chairman of the Tribal Business Council. "An activist in his way, a product of the Casino Era," Kildeer, who is contracted by oil firm Case and Crosby, spearheads the new Three Nations Petroleum Company.

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Product Description

On the banks of the Missouri River, the town of Yellow Earth and the Three Nations reservation prepare for an invasion—the ground beneath their feet is loaded with readily frackable shale oil and the minions of corporate energy are rushing to extract it. Tribal Chairman Harleigh Kildeer welcomes Big Oil with open arms, while county sheriff Will Crowder has to deal with the overnight influx of roughnecks, truckers, drug dealers, and sex workers.


Filmmaker Sayles … is also a highly imaginative short story writer with a sure ear for dialogue, a keen eye for group dynamics, a flair for quickly establishing intriguing mise-en-scènes, and the ability to animate a great spectrum of flinty characters … Sayles expresses his compassion and concern for those who struggle with poverty and prejudice, seeking both to provoke and entertain.” ―Booklist

“Many writers can render credible characters in a credible world, but only a few can do so with a warmth and a humor that is as wise as it is true.” ―Chicago Sun-Times

“[Sayles’s] ancestry is more like the reportorial vigor Jack London on one side and a little of the sweet impressionism of Stephen Crane on the other.” ―The New York Times

Author Bio

John Sayles works as a fiction writer, screenwriter, actor, and feature film director. His novel Union Dues was nominated for the National Book Award and the National Critics' Circle Award. He has written over a hundred screenplays and was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.