Let the Birds Drink in Peace (Paperback)
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Pushcart Prize winner Robert Garner McBrearty's stories are inhabited by a range of characters and settings, but what they have in common is an inherent curiosity about the world and how each character can find his own place in it. Whether he's a budding writer, fading professor, reluctant gunslinger, or worried older brother, McBrearty's characters are concerned with essential questions about how to reconcile outside forces against desire. No matter what the situation, empathy is front and center in this thoughtful collection.
About the Author
Robert Garner McBrearty's stories have been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize and widely published in leading literary journals, including North American Review, Missouri Review, New England Review, Narrative Magazine, StoryQuarterly, and Mississippi Review. He is the author of three critically-acclaimed short story collections, A Night at the Y, Episode -- stories from which won him the Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award -- and Let the Birds Drink in Peace; and a novella, The Western Lonesome Society.McBrearty's writing awards include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships to the Macdowell Colony and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His stories have been selected for performances at Stories on Stage in Denver, and at Arts and Letters Live at the Dallas Museum of Art. Other awards include fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., and a New Mexico State Arts Grant.