Novel explores families impacted by Oklahoma’s immigration law

Rilla Askew, who splits her time between Oklahoma and New York, will read from her new novel “Kind of Kin” Wednesday night at Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City.

BY GEORGE LANG Published: January 16, 2013

Rilla Askew was laying the groundwork for the follow-up to her acclaimed novel “Harpsong” when House Bill 1804, Oklahoma’s anti-illegal immigration law, took effect on Nov. 1, 2007. She soon discovered that, whether she wanted it or not, her mind had turned a page. A new and different story needed to be told.

“And then I woke up...

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