Many, many years ago, Broken Pencil published a short story of mine. It was so long ago that I no longer remember the story’s name. I was a new zinester then, and so appearing in Broken Pencil was a dream. So it felt very special to see The Quiet is Loud reviewed in their magazine recently.
Garner’s speculative narrative … these questions in a complex family history while maintaining a day-in-the-life narrative feel. It’s a fearlessly unique book, and I look forward to whatever this exciting new author chooses to write next.