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Carrie Knowles - Black Tie Optional: 17 Stories

  • quail ridge books 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road Raleigh, NC, 27609 United States (map)

These stories are spare, tightly woven narratives with crisp, compelling dialogue. They cut to the bone. The themes in this collection are far-reaching, touching on family ties and friendship, infidelity, loss, Alzheimer's and impending death, fear of terrorism, border patrol, and life after death. The stories are guaranteed to challenge perceptions and assumptions and to spark lively discussion. As a reviewer recently said about one of her earlier books: "If all writing were this good, I'd read more books."

Carrie Knowles was selected to be North Carolina's 2014 Piedmont Laureate for her work in short fiction.

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North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609