978-1-7364033-4-1 (trade paperback) ISBN - Flexible Press

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“Josefowicz finds the large truths in our smallest state, leaving an indelible mark on our broader literary landscape. A stunning debut.” — Jacob M. Appel, author of Einstein's Beach House Set against the upheavals of the Sixties, READY, SET, OH follows three college students as they confront the limits imposed on them by family, culture, and history. Providence, Rhode Island, 1967. Tino Battuta returns home from medical school in disgrace and without his draft deferment to attend his grandfather’s funeral and to spend time with his sweetheart, Primrose Tirocchi. Primrose, an art student, has an abusive home life and serious mental health challenges. Primrose has plans: she is writing The Book of Love with her best friend while dreaming about living in New York and showing her art in galleries. Tino has a dream as well: to escape the war. Complicating matters, Primrose is soon carrying Tino’s baby. But marriage isn’t one of Tino’s dreams. Primrose hooks up with Students for a Democratic Society and with Lupo Light, a budding astronomer with a deferment. Meanwhile, Tino and his best friend fix up a boat that could be their ticket to Canada and out of the Vietnam war. In the end, Primrose and Tino must each choose between fighting for their dreams or following a path imposed on them by their families and community, and by history. Diane Josefowicz is a writer, editor, and historian. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Conjunctions, Fence, Dame, LA Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is the author, with Jed Z. Buchwald, of two histories of Egyptology, The Riddle of the Rosetta (2020) and The Zodiac of Paris (2010), both from Princeton University Press; and a novella, L'Air du Temps (1985), forthcoming from Regal House. She grew up outside Providence, where she now lives with her family. Ready, Set, Oh is her first novel. ISBN: 978-1-7364033-4-1 (trade paperback) ISBN: 978-1-7364033-5-8 (eBook/Kindle) Page count 364 Trim 5”x 8” Format Paperback & eBook/Kindle Price $18 Publication date 5/3/2022 Pre-order available soon through Ingram Subject: Literary fiction www.flexiblepub.com Flexible Press is dedicated to supporting authors, communities, and mission-driven non-profits through story. For more information, contact William Burleson [email protected]