by Kit Reed
Called â€œone of our brightest cultural commentatorsâ€ by Publishers Weekly, Kit Reed draws from lifeâ€”with a difference. This new collection brings together thirty-four of her strong, original stories, from early classics like â€œThe Waitâ€ and â€œWinterâ€ to six never-before-collected short stories, including â€œThe Legend of Troop 13â€ and â€œWherein We Enter the Museum.â€ An early favorite, â€œAutomatic Tiger,â€ is the first in a series of Reedâ€™s stories about animals. Thereâ€™s a monkey who grinds out bestsellers with the help of a â€œcreative writingâ€ 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 Reedâ€™s self-described â€œtransgenredâ€ fiction is confirmation of an â€œextraordinary talentâ€ (The Financial Times). The range and complexity of her work speaks for itself in The Story Until Now.