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A Midwest Connections pick of the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America brings together a choir of established and emerging writers, giving voice to the complexities of hydraulic fracturing across the United States.
Paperback, 490 pages
Published February 1st 2016 by Ice Cube Press
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Compelling. I live in North Dakota. Our state has been dealing with the benefits and detriments of fracking for a long time now. The negatives are obvious and it is easy for outsiders to offer simple solutions and to berate those who benefit from oil. Our nation's, and world's, addiction to oil cannot be boiled down to the North Dakota boom and fracking. This book is really good. The essays are moving. The authors are vested in this thing as much as any of us. ...more
Taylor Brorby is the author of Boys and Oil: Growing up gay in a fractured land, Crude: Poems, Coming Alive: Action and Civil Disobedience, and co-editor of Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America. His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Book Critics Circle, the MacDowell Colony, the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Mesa Refuge, Blue ...more