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We Regret to Inform You: Stories

We Regret to Inform You Stories A boy strives to become a world record holder A man wakes from cryosleep to learn he has months to live A catnip toy seeks affection from a cat A father turns to stone Writing in varied voices and pul

  • Title: We Regret to Inform You: Stories
  • Author: Tim Fredrick
  • ISBN: 9780692371558
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • A boy strives to become a world record holder A man wakes from cryosleep to learn he has months to live A catnip toy seeks affection from a cat A father turns to stone Writing in varied voices and pulling from different genres, from science fiction to fantasy to absurdism, Tim Fredrick explores male relationships with insight and humor The characters in these fourteenA boy strives to become a world record holder A man wakes from cryosleep to learn he has months to live A catnip toy seeks affection from a cat A father turns to stone Writing in varied voices and pulling from different genres, from science fiction to fantasy to absurdism, Tim Fredrick explores male relationships with insight and humor The characters in these fourteen stories parents, siblings, lovers, and friends struggle to find connection with those around them and 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.

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    About "Tim Fredrick"

    1. Tim Fredrick

      Tim Fredrick is a writer and teacher from Queens, NY His writing interests include literary fiction that explores relationships with family, making a family, and the longing we all have for connection He is the author of We Regret to Inform You, a collection of short stories exploring masculinity and relationships, due out in March 2015 His stories have appeared in Pif Magazine, Circa, Wilde Magazine, and Burningword.He is also the founding editor of Newtown Literary, a journal dedicated to supporting and promoting the work of Queens writers He founded the Newtown Literary Alliance, a non profit which publishes the journal, and is the President of the Board of Directors and the Treasurer.He has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri Columbia, a MA in English Education from New York University, and a Ph.D in English Education Applied Linguistics from New York University.His academic pursuits center on discourse analysis of natural occurring talk in classrooms His dissertation was titled Student Language Use as Agency in a High School English Classroom and he is the recipient of the Steinhardt Fellowship and the Leaska Award for Doctoral Students His academic writing has been published in the Teachers College Record and Changing English.Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Fredrick moved to New York City in 1997 and has been living and working there since He lives with his dog Logan in Rego Park, Queens.

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    1. There was a moment halfway during a story about a boy's quest to unseat the current egg-spoon-race champion when I stopped, lowered the book, and asked myself, "Why am I invested in this?" The answer is the magic ingredient in this story collection's secret sauce. It carries out the author's mandate: it takes sensations and contemplations we all have, and in saying them out loud for everyone to hear, it makes them at once familiar and new. The people on the page here are often more like you than [...]


    2. * I received this as a free eBook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *This book of short stories, dealing with relationships of one kind or another, had me on a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride. Some of the stories managed to evoke real sadness while others an unexplained sadness, some definitely made me smile while two actually made me laugh out loud. BY THE STREAM ON MOVING DAY – The narrator and Henry were best friends all through childhood, until Henry’s parents divo [...]


    3. This was a pretty boring book. I didn't care for any of the stories except the first one and even that one wasn't all that good. Wouldn't recommend it.


    4. I used to think that short stories were a temporary fix when I didn't have a new novel to devour. Most were pure enjoyment without having to pay attention to every nuance of the story. Small vacations to other places or being swept up in an adventure for a few minutes appealed to me whenever I wasn't nose-deep into something longer. During a search of something new to read on NetGalley, I saw this offering by the author and wondered exactly how did a father turn to stone and what in the world di [...]


    5. Received via Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.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. When I put the book down, it was reluctantly, because I had adulting to do. Without the adulting distractions, I would've finished it in one sitting. As it is, I want more. The stories are sometimes swe [...]


    6. We Regret to Inform You by Tim Fredrick is a highly recommended collection of 14 short stories. There were times, while reading this short collection, that I felt a real personal connection with the author. Not that we even remotely run in the same circles, but the connection was that of one human to another. I wanted to be able to talk to him and just say, "Yes, I understand that feeling. I've been there." or "That is simple hilarious and can I send a copy to someone (or two)?" (Title story) I [...]


    7. This ARC was kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Tim Fredrick explores in his stories the beginning and the end of relationships. Most of them are one sided affairs without a future. Proximity and cautious signals sparkle interest but missing opportunities prevent anything that goes deeper. In other stories the partners have lost what has bound them once, which was quite depressing. These are no feel-good stories! I liked the different perspectives and writing styles. [...]


    8. Tim Fredrick’s short story collection, We Regret to Inform You, is proof positive that well-crafted literary fiction that conveys small, interpersonal conflict, can serve as its own action-packed, fulfilling read.Fredrick offers a vast array of tones, from quirky to somber, told from multiple points of view (1st, 3rd; and even 2nd person—a difficult feat for any writer, yet in this case, Fredrick successfully keeps us engaged with the use of “You”).The prose is steady and succinct, yet l [...]


    9. I received an advanced copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Tim Fredrick!We Regret to Inform You is not my usual fare (no crimes or mysteries other than the human mind), I enjoyed this series of short stories, all of them very well written. The Kind of Person Who (about a long term couple), Driving Lessons (about the relationship between two brothers) and My Father the Statue (about a father with a strange disease that is turning him to stone) were my favorites. Play [...]


    10. If more people write short stories like Fredrick, I will be reading more short stories. Each one is funny, but emotionally on point. Despite only knowing each character for a few pages, I felt like I had read an entire series based on them. The different story structures and changes between POVs make each story feel unique, as if each one was written by a different author. I thoroughly enjoyed every story.**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**


    11. I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is a solid collection of bizarre short stories that make the weird seem normal. From a father that turns to stone to a story narrated by a cat toy, the stories are easy to relate to, even though sometimes you will question what you just read.


    12. Interesting collection of short stories about various characters. I found them refreshing and could definitely relate to several. Great quick weekend read that has a little bit of something for everyone.


    13. This is a quirky book. I gave 4 out of 5 stars only because I wanted it to be a little longer and the stories could have been arranged a little differently. On a whole I read it in two days and wanted more.



    14. While not every story resonates with me - that's the problem with even the best short story collections - this is a wonderful sampling of Tim's work and I highly recommend it.


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