Chapter 1

Jul 3, 2019

Miller Cane: A True and Exact History is a novel by Samuel Ligon. It's the story of a fraudulent historian who makes his living conning the victims of mass shootings. He returns home to save the young daughter of the woman he loves, taking her with him on his roadshow across the worn-out heart of America, staying one step ahead of what’s after them. The story is by turns hilarious, unsettling, bizarre, and fearless. Buckle up and come along for the ride!

Miller Cane first appeared in weekly serial installments in the Inlander, Spokane’s free alternative weekly newspaper, with support from Sprint. Audio segments were broadcast each Thursday on Spokane Public Radio's Northwest Arts Review. This podcast is complete chapters, compiled from the original broadcast segments.

You can find the text of Miller Cane online at and audio at