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Sierra Crane Murdoch - Yellow Bird

May 6, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane, WA
Event Summary

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.

In YELLOW BIRD, Crane Murdoch traces Lissa's steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke's disappearance. Lissa navigates two worlds—that of her own tribe, changed by its newfound wealth, and that of the non-Native oilmen, down on their luck, who have come to find work on the heels of the economic recession. Her pursuit of Clarke is also a pursuit of redemption, as Lissa atones for her own crimes and reckons with generations of trauma.

Event Details

When: Wednesday May 6  starting at 7 p.m(Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Where: The Bing Crosby Theater - 901 West Sprague Ave, Spokane WA 99201

Tickets: The cost is $6 Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to enjoy a cocktail and live music. VIP Ticket package ($50/per ticket) includes pre event reception with the author at Ovations, drink ticket, copy of the book and reserved premium seating.

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Bing Crosby Theater
901 West Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

May 6, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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