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New Article at Return of Kings: “The Overnighters Shows the Desperation of Men in Modern America”

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I review a documentary about life in the North Dakota oil fields over at Return of Kings:

So many men were aided by Reinke’s sacrifices—even if they didn’t succeed in finding permanent work—that it was astounding. One guy I befriended had come from South Carolina with literally nothing but the clothes on his back, after struggling with meth addiction and homelessness for years. A month of doing temp work in Williston and he had earned enough to buy a computer, cell phone and car. The Concordia Lutheran Church was an oasis of stability for us in the chaos of the oil patch.

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