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Reading Annie Proulx’s Wyoming Stories…Seventeen Years Later

December 11th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Blog | Leave A Comment »

Annie Proulx is perhaps most famous for her 1997 short story, Brokeback Mountain, made into the Oscar-winning 2005 film of the same name. What many people don’t remember is that it is embedded in a three-volume set of short stories, The Wyoming Stories about nineteenth and twentieth century cowboys and frontiersmen. The Stories are grim, […]

The Western Lonesome Society — Chapter 1

September 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Blog, Robert Garner McBrearty | Leave A Comment »

Chapter 1: The Current Situation On a warm afternoon in summer, many years after his kidnapping, in the makeshift room above his garage, in a modest, ramshackle suburban neighborhood in a small city somewhere in the West, Jim stands at the window, training a pair of binoculars on the neighborhood streets. He’s watching for signs […]

The Western Lonesome Society

July 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Fiction, New Releases, Robert Garner McBrearty | 3 Comments »

Evoking the Western drama of Cormac McCarthy, the family sensibility of Kent Haruf, and the wacky, magical humor of Christopher Moore, McBrearty displays his storytelling prowess and wit in his debut novel. In this hilarious, poignant, over-the-top Western, Jim O’Brien writes the quixotic saga of his ancestors who grew up with a tribe of Comanches. […]

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