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Osawatomie

Randy Michael Signor

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  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.50"
  • ISBN: 9781635055672
  • Publication Date: 2017-08-29
  • MCP Books

Availability: Forthcoming, Due 08/2017

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Osawatomie

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Osawatomie comprises three interwoven stories centered in the small Kansas town beginning in 1854 with a young woman's choices, choices that reverberate more than a century. This is the story of two people coming of age a century apart and yet are joined by a secret that itself contains a secret. The story begins in the early days of Bloody Kansas, when the Kansas Territory hosted the first true battles of what would become the Civil War six years later. Their stories reach across time from the small town's settlement to its centennial celebration and to the early Sixties and the election of President Kennedy.


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"Randy Michael Signor's rich, acutely observed and quietly powerful novel Osawatomie is full of American secrets, like the Kansas landscape it haunts."—Steve Erickson, Author of Gardens of the Moon; Shadowbahn; Tours of the Black Clock


“A confident, powerful novel about race and family that moves through its shifting time periods with beauty and grace.”—T.C. Boyle, Author of The Terranauts; The Harder They Come


"Randy Michael Signor has situated this deeply moving and luminous new narrative of his along some of the most grievous and painful faultlines in the wider American story, those of race and violence, desolation and redemption, and he has done so with a continuously surprising and deft touch, suffused with grace and wonder the entire while."  —Lawrence Weschler, Author of Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees; Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists; True to LIfe: Twenty-five Years of Conversations withDavid Hockney


 “Osawatomie is an ambitious novel that attaches race relations to place, and weaves an indelible matrix of generations that leaves no one without blame or regrets.” —Dan O’Brien, Author of Wild Idea; Buffalo for a Broken Heart


"Randy Michael Signor's rich, acutely observed and quietly powerful novel Osawatomie is full of American secrets, like the Kansas landscape it haunts."—Steve Erickson, Author of Gardens of the Moon; Shadowbahn; Tours of the Black Clock


“A confident, powerful novel about race and family that moves through its shifting time periods with beauty and grace.”—T.C. Boyle, Author of The Terranauts; The Harder They Come


"Randy Michael Signor has situated this deeply moving and luminous new narrative of his along some of the most grievous and painful faultlines in the wider American story, those of race and violence, desolation and redemption, and he has done so with a continuously surprising and deft touch, suffused with grace and wonder the entire while."  —Lawrence Weschler, Author of Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees; Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists; True to LIfe: Twenty-five Years of Conversations withDavid Hockney


 “Osawatomie is an ambitious novel that attaches race relations to place, and weaves an indelible matrix of generations that leaves no one without blame or regrets.” —Dan O’Brien, Author of Wild Idea; Buffalo for a Broken Heart

Randy Michael Signor

Randy Michael Signor grew up in Kansas and lived for a while in Osawatomie. He has worked as an editor for the Los Angeles Reader, Book Magazine, and others. His short fiction has appeared in several dozen publications.