A deadlocked presidential election that triggers a constitutional crisis. A grass-roots movement to limit government mirrored by a campaign for voting rights in the nation’s capital. Domestic terror attacks that lead to military crackdown-all chronicled by an emerging independent journalism. Epistrophy examines these headline-news issues through three characters-a disillusioned reporter, a troubled community activist and a young teacher-whose lives have been shaped by a powerful political secret and joined by tragedy. In a turbulent time that feels like today, these three form a bond of recovery, resistance and renewal. Epistrophy also serves as a distant sequel to the 1960s classic The Man Who Cried I Am. That novel, by the author’s father, John A. Williams, introduced the "King Alfred Plan" and chillingly predicted a generation of official lies and cover-ups.