Long Change examines the high-stakes world of oil through the life and loves of one man.
Fleeing his violent, Pentecostal father, as well as a crime of his own, fifteen-year-old Ritt Devlin leaves Texas in the early 1950s, heads north, and soon finds work on an oil rig on the outskirts of Medicine Hat. By his early twenties, he’s the head of his own oil company.
Spanning almost seventy years, Long Change examines the high-stakes world of oil through the life and loves of one man, following the geology and politics of the industry from Texas to the Canadian oil patch, to Africa, Asia, and the Arctic, from idealism and avarice to violence and delusion.
Already one of Canada’s most accomplished journalists, author Don Gillmor brings us an intimate, unforgettable story of industry and humanity.
Story Locale:Texas, Alberta, the Arctic, Africa, Russia, Papua New Guinea