Katey Schultz to present short story collection

Arts & Entertainment
City Lights Bookstore
3 East Jackson St., Sylva
City Lights Bookstore
Sep 06, 2013
6:30 PM

City Lights Bookstore will host Katey Schultz at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 as she reads from her short story collection "Flashes of War."

Illuminating the intimate, human faces of war, this unique series of short stories by award-winning author Schultz questions the stereotypes 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 cannot 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.

Schultz grew up in Portland, Oregon, and is most recently from Celo, North Carolina. She lives in a 1970 Airstream trailer bordering the Pisgah National Forest. To reserve a copy of her book, call City Lights Bookstore at 586-9499.