Editor of Lowestoft Chronicle reviews When I Can’t Sleep by Robert Garner McBrearty for the Colorado Review

“In this supremely entertaining volume of short stories, prizewinning micro-fiction maestro, Robert Garner McBrearty, teacher of fiction at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop North in Louisville, Colorado, stirs and startles and makes the reader shake with laughter. McBrearty, whose critically acclaimed narratives have been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize and widely published in prominent literary journals such as North American Review, StoryQuarterly, and the Missouri Review, is the author of three previous story collections as well as The Western Lonesome Society, a riotously comic, absurdist Western. His latest work, containing thirty flash-fiction pieces, some of which are previously unpublished, is a combination of razor-sharp reverie, pathos, and outrageously funny interactions between endearing but warped individuals who are frequently teetering on the brink of despair, folly, breakdown, or violence.”

Nicholas Litchfield’s review of McBrearty’s quirky, acutely amusing narratives is published today in the Colorado Review. You can read the full book review at the web link: https://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/reviews/when-i-cant-sleep/

Author: Editor

Founded in September 2009, Lowestoft Chronicle is a quarterly online literary magazine publishing travel-related fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.