Kit Reed Son of Destruction

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Son of Destruction

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When Lucy Cartaret dies, her journalist son Dan returns to her hometown, Fort Jude, Florida, in search of his real father and claiming to be investigating the mysterious deaths of three elderly women. Spontaneous human combustion, experts say. But why? Surely it’s more than coincidence – and what links these deaths to Dan’s mother? It soon becomes clear that something terrible happened during his mother’s last year in town, thirty years before. But the social elite of Fort Jude remain tight-lipped. The families who run the town will do anything to protect their own – anything.

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A spellbinding American Southern Gothic thriller with a supernatural twist

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  Son of Destruction is about the toxicity of buried truths. It is also about psychic powers, although to the very last line the reader is kept guessing as to whether these actually exist in the world of this novel - or are merely the product of coincidence. --James Lovegrove in The Financial TimesSon 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." --Eric Brown in The GuardianKit Reed moved so often as a kid that she never settled down in one place, and she doesn't know whether that's A Good Thing or not. She's "transgenred" for some of the same reasons. Publishers Weekly calls her "one of our brightest cultural commentators." Although 13 isn't always a lucky number, 2013 is a very big year for her. Her new novel, Son of Destruction (Severn House), is just out in the U.K., with US publication in March '2013) set to coincide with the publication ofThe Story Until Now (The Wesleyan University Press). The Story Until Now: a Great Big Book of Stories with an introduction by Gary K. Wolfe features some Reed classics as well as her personal favorites over several decades, including six new stories, never before collected. >Son, centers on spontaneous human combustion and what happens in the tight society of Fort Jude, Florida when a 30-year-old scandal erupts. Her 2011 collection,What Wolves Know, was nominated for the Shirley Jackson award. In a starred review, P.W. praises her novel Enclave as "a gripping dystopian thriller." Enclave is now available in trade paperback and in digital form. Her novels The Baby Merchant and Thinner Than Thou, a winner of the A.L.A. Alex Award, and her collection, Dogs of Truth are available in paperback. The New York Times Book Review has this to say about her work: "Most of these stories shine with the incisive edginess of brilliant cartoons... they are less fantastic than visionary." Other novels include @expectations, Captain Grownup, Fort Privilege, Catholic Girls, J. Eden and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. As Kit Craig she is the author of Gone, Twice Burned and other psychological thrillers published here and in the UK. A Guggenheim fellow, she is the first American recipient of an international literary grant from the Abraham Woursell Foundation. Her stories appear in venues including The Yale Review, Asimov's SF, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Omni, The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Literature and The Kenyon Review. Her books Weird Women, Wired Women and Little Sisters of the Apocalypse, both published by the Wesleyan University Press, were finalists for the Tiptree Prize.A member of the board of the Authors League Fund, she serves as Resident Writer at Wesleyan University.

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