Robert Reid

Robert Reid’s most recent work, The Sky God’s Stories: Spider’s Web of Fiction and Drama, (short, stories, plays, and a screenplay by Robert Reid) was released by Red Hen Press, 2007. Reid has also published short stories, essays, and plays in Confrontation: The Literary Journal of Long Island University, Poems and Plays, International Third World Studies Journal and Review, American Culture and Literature (published by Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey), the Prague Revue, the Annual Czech Language Anthology of the Jama Cultural Foundation (Prague, Czech Republic), Fiction and Drama: The Literary Journal of The National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), Anyone is Possible (Red Hen Press, Valentine Publishing Group 1998), i.e. magazine, the Acorn, Breakfast All Day (Dieppe, France), Missing Spoke Press Anthology, the Micronesian Educator, the Southern Quarterly, the CLA Journal, Potomac Review and The Crucifix is Down (Red Hen 2005).

He has worked at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey; the University of Kentucky in Cumberland, Kentucky; Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee; and the University of Guam. He lives in the Sultanate of Oman and teaches writing and literature at the university.

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Stories of the Sky God

Robert Reid

Publication Date: March 15, 2007

$16.95 Tradepaper

ISBN: 978-1-59709-003-2


The stories of Stories of the Sky-God: Spider’s Web of Fiction occur in the past, present, and future of the human world. The themes are blues themes and the tellers of the tales are trickster-transformers, transforming an unacceptable reality of death and separation into tragedy, comedy and romance. The stories start in the future with “Thaddeus.” “The Rock Garden” goes further into the future. “Liberation” takes us back in time in order to go forward. “The Contract” starts our trip forward, and “Wheels and Miracles” continues our journey from past to present to future. The settings vary from Kansas in the future to Ankara, Turkey in the present and empathizing with the characters we struggle to live in the finite worlds that all of us share.


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