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