IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY: KATEY SCHULTZ PRESENTS SHORT STORY COLLECTION: FLASHES OF WAR

Illuminating the intimate, human faces of war, this unique collection of short stories, by award-winning author Katey Schultz, questions the stererotypes of modern war by bearing witness to the shared struggles of all who are touched by it.  Numerous characters -- returning U.S. soldier and pragmatic jihadist, Afghan mother and listless American sister, courageous amputee and a ghost that connot let go -- appear in Flashes of War, which captures personal moments of fear, introspection, confusion, and valor in one collection spanning nations and perspectives.  Written in clear, accessible language with startling metaphors, this unforgettable journey leaves aside judgment, bringing us closer to a broader understanding of war by focusing on individuals, their motivations, and their impossible decisions.  Flashes of War weaves intimate portrayals of lives affected by the War on Terror into a distinctive tapestry of emotional resonance.  It builds bridges, tears them down, and sends out a universal plea for reconnection. About Katey SchultzKatey Schultz grew up in Portland, Oregon, and is most recently from Celo, North Carolina.  She is a graduate of the Pacific University MFA in Writing Program and recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award from the North Carolina Humanities Council.  She lives in a 1970 Airstream trailer bordering the Pisgah National Forest.  Flashes of War is her first book.Praise for Flashes of War"Flashes of War is the work of a bold, ambitious, and brilliant young author who is writing stories few others in American fiction have really yet tackled." -- Doug Stanton, author of New York Times bestsellers, Horse Soldiers and In Harm's Way   

Event date: 
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood St
28801 Asheville
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