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Maya Rao - 'Great American Outpost' Author Event

  • Quail Ridge Books 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road Raleigh, NC, 27609 United States (map)

When the Bakken Oilfield in North Dakota was rumored to produce profits of $17,000 a month for a single oil man, a Gold Rush-style flood of capitalists rushed in. Journalist Maya Rao, described as part-Barbara Ehrenreich, part-Upton Sinclair has written an expose that reads like a frontier novel, exploring the transformation of a rural community inundated by outsiders hustling for profit. Her narrative focuses on a surfer from the Outer Banks, and many other people from the Carolinas and Southern states, who went to North Dakota in search of better opportunities, but often experienced devastating outcomes.

Earlier Event: May 30
Wellness Wednesdays
Later Event: May 31
Midtown Beach Music