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Seven for the Apocalypse
Kit Reed

1999 • 230 pp. 6 x 9"
Science Fiction / Women's Studies

$18.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6382-8

“Her humorous, ironic prose could best be described as The Feminine Mystique meets The Twilight Zone. Her surreal short stories provide a unique commentary on the role of women in America from the 1950s to the present.”—Booklist

A dazzling new collection carries Reed's trademark blend of sentiment and sting.

Seven for the Apocalypse brings together Kit Reed's powerful 1994 novella with seven short stories about love and isolation. A work of metaphysical science fiction and a finalist for the Tiptree award, Little Sisters of the Apocalypse interweaves two stories. The first follows a motorcycle gang of radical nuns on their mission to save an island of women, abandoned by the men who have gone to war, from a band of outlaws. Of course, not all of the women need, or want, to be saved. The second narrative traces the long-term illness and eventual death of the author's mother, herself a World War II widow. The accompanying short stories, never before collected, include the highly acclaimed "River," "The Singing Marine," and "Voyager." These intense, intelligent tales take a hard and often humorous look at the myths we create in order to comfort ourselves, myths whose danger lies in their very perfection.

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Novelist KIT REED's many books include Weird Women, Wired Women (1998), J. Eden (1996), and Catholic Girls (1987). As Kit Craig, she is also author of four psychothrillers.

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