The Story Until Now

The Story Until Now

A Great Big Book of Stories

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780819573490
0819573493
Branch Call Number: Science Fiction F Ree

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MarieGaffney
Sep 12, 2013

These stories were not a real invite into different cultures as portrayed nor well written so that they'd be memorable in how profound any of them were. Perhaps it is simply not of any culture i have understanding but as i do read a plethora of different cultures, feel that this could have been polished up quite a bit more before publishing and that it was missing something important from each story.

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