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SON OF DESTRUCTION "tells the story of the "thin line between an organised society and raw nature", and presents a compelling account of people torn by clan loyalty and made desperate by love, hate and loneliness." --The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/...


Her new "best-of" collection, THE STORY UNTIL NOW, A Great Big Book of Stories from the Wesleyan University press comes out in March, 2013, in the same month as her new novel, SON OF DESTRUCTION, from Severn House. It's available Oct. 18 in the U.K.



Her last collection, What Wolves Know was a 2011 nominee for the Shirley Jackson Awardas best short story collection,

Called "a gripping dystopian thriller"
in a starred review in Publishers Weekly, Kit Reed's novel Enclave is no
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Average rating: 3.63 · 5,669 ratings · 697 reviews · 92 distinct works · Similar authors
Thinner Than Thou
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 294 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Enclave
2.68 of 5 stars 2.68 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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The Baby Merchant
3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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@Expectations
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Other Stories and ... The A...
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The Story Until Now: A Grea...
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Weird Women, Wired Women
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Daniel
Hi Kit, I've added Thinner Than Thou, The Baby Merchant, Other Stories and the Attack of the Giant Baby, @expctations and your other book Dogs of Truth to my to-read list.


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Roger Cottrell Hi Kit,
Any admirer of Graham Greene's better stuff (Brightpn Rock, The Third Man, etc), and William Faulkner is fine by me. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Evelyn Waugh are more my better half's taste but no matter - I recently helped my daughter with a University paper on the relationship of Greene and Waugh at Baliol.
If you're familiar with the literary feud between Greene and George Orwell (now there's a literary hero!) you might be interested in my novel, THE LAST MAN OUT OF EUROPE. This reinterprets Orwell's 1984 as a noir thriller set in London and Vietnam, also owes something to THE GUIET AMERICAN and casts Greene as a villain in an alternative history. It's available on http://www.lulu.com/content/2557400 and the ISBN is ISBN 978-1-4092-0457-2.
Hopefully my sojourn into slef publsihing is coming to an end as I have a pucker publisher putting out ENEMY WITHIN in April. It's a retrospective crime thriller set during the 1094 miners strike. If you like James Ellroy, Jake Arnott and David Peace it may be up your street.
ROGER


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Kit Daniel wrote: "
Hi Kit, I've added Thinner Than Thou, The Baby Merchant, Other Stories and the Attack of the Giant Baby, @expctations and your other book Dogs of Truth to my to-read list."


Daniel wrote: "
Hi Kit, I've added Thinner Than Thou, The Baby Merchant, Other Stories and the Attack of the Giant Baby, @expctations and your other book Dogs of Truth to my to-read list."


Boy, did I pick this up late! Four years late! There have been new books since then, two big ones coming up in the States this March, 2013; the novel is SON OF DESTRUCTION (UK 2012) from Severn House, the collection, THE STORY UNTIL NOW; A Great Big Book of Stories, from the Wesleyan Press. If you're still reading me, do look for them!


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