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"A captivating read ... There is a story in the collection that should resound with those willing to explore Tim Fredrick's skillful storytelling."
"The stories . . . tell of the reunion of lost love, others about the deterioration of found love, while many focus on familial bonds, especially those between brothers. Fredrick examines the awkwardness of reaching out to others, while embracing the fact that, sometimes, relationships crumble. The stories are short, occasionally sweet, and drive Fredrick's messages home completely."
—Portland Book Review
"The complexity of relationships among men has been profiled in the lengthiest of novels and the shortest of poems, and while there is no guaranteed literary formula for how to effectively convey the dynamic between two males, Fredrick manages to provoke, placate and puzzle his readers with fourteen tales in just 125 pages."
—Edge Media Network
"Highly recommended . . . There were times, while reading this short collection, that I felt a real personal connection with the author."
—She Treads Softly
"The trouble with most short story collections is there's always the clunkers. The stories that drag you down, and make you put the book down to come back later in hopes that the next story is going to pick you up. This book has no such clunkers."
We Regret to Inform You, which has garnered four- and five-star reviews online, contains 14 stories in which Tim Fredrick writes in varied voices and pulls from different genres—from science fiction to fantasy to absurdism. The characters in his stories—parents, siblings, lovers, and friends—struggle to find connection with those around them. As a result, they contend with the inevitable fallout that accompanies love, heartbreak, fear, neglect, dysfunction, and fulfillment.
We Regret to Inform You challenges our conceptions of what men want out of relationships and examines moments that transcend our expectations and bring us closer together.
Paperback, $14.95; ISBN: 978-0-692-37155-8; distributed by Ingram
Ebook, $9.95; epub and mobi formats; ISBN: 978-0-692-37552-5
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