Cover & Synopsis: “The Story Until Now” by Kit Reed

Here is the cover art and synopsis of Kit Reed’s upcoming (March 15, 2013) collection The Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of Stories, which features an introduction by Gary K. Wolfe.

Here’s the synopsis:

Called “one of our brightest cultural commentators” by Publishers Weekly, Kit Reed draws from life–with a difference. This new collection brings together thirty-four of her strong, original stories, from early classics like “The Wait” and “Winter” to six never-before-collected short stories, including “The Legend of Troop 13″ and “Wherein We Enter the Museum.” An early favorite, “Automatic Tiger,” is the first in a series of Reed’s stories about animals. There’s a monkey who grinds out bestsellers with the help of a “creative writing” app. Her uncanny black dog can enter a crowded room and sit down at the feet of the next man to die. Her characters confront war in various arenas: mother/daughter battles, the war of the sexes, the struggles of men scarred by war. Kit Reed’s self-described “transgenred” fiction is confirmation of an “extraordinary talent” (The Financial Times). The range and complexity of her work speaks for itself in The Story Until Now.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Wesleyan (March 15, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0819573493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0819573490