The Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of Stories by KIT REEDThe Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of Stories by KIT REED

The Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of Stories


Hardcover | March 15, 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.
KIT REED’s novels include The Baby Merchant and Thinner Than Thou, which won an ALA Alex Award. Her newest is Son of Destruction. Often anthologized, her short stories have been nominated for the Nebula, the World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson awards and the Tiptree Prize. A Guggenheim fellow and the first American recipient of a litera...
Title:The Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of StoriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:468 pages, 9.56 × 6.6 × 1.43 inPublished:March 15, 2013Publisher:Wesleyan University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0819573493

ISBN - 13:9780819573490


Table of Contents

Scoping the Exits: The Short Fiction of Kit Reed - Gary K. Wolfe
The Attack of the Giant Baby
What Wolves Know
Automatic Tiger
Wherein We Enter the Museum
High Rise High
Song of the Black Dog
Weston Walks
How It Works
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Family Bed
The Singing Marine
In the Squalus
Pilots of the Purple Twilight
On the Penal Colony
The Food Farm
In Behalf of the Product
Songs of War
The Weremother
Old Soldiers
The Bride of Bigfoot
The Zombie Prince
Grand Opening
Monkey Do
The Outside Event
The Legend of Troop 13
The Wait

Editorial Reviews

“Kit Reed’s The Story Until Now is a landmark collection spanning fifty-five years of tales from a career that continues to surprise and entertain, as well as intimidate.”—Marc Laidlaw, The Cascadia Subduction Zone