New Book by Steven McBrearty: Children of the Shopping Mall

New York, NY – ADELAIDE BOOKS is proud to present the latest work by Steven McBrearty: Children of the Shopping Mall

Online PR News – 25-March-2022 – New York, NY – We were the first generation of the shopping mall, the freeway loop, the automated sprinkler system. The enclosed shopping mall was our control center, our command post, Valhalla. It was where we went to search for affirmation, for confirmation of our values, for hope, for love. Perusing menus at the food court, we felt grown-up and responsible. Gazing into the eyes of the teeny-bopper girls we met up with there, we hoped for acceptance, for recognition, possibly the solution to the rest of our lives. Knowing we had no options but to return to our suburban homes, where there was nothing but a TV and a bedroom and dinner, with family members swarming all around, obtrusively, annoyingly, cloyingly, like white noise cranked up to earsplitting levels. We couldn’t wait for the day when we would be out on our own, sitting in our own rooms, staring at our own TVs.

Steven McBrearty grew up in San Antonio, Texas, in one of those big, rollicking Catholic families so common in the 1960s. On any given day, there might be games of pitch and catch in the hallway or tackle football in the back bedroom. He moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas and has lived in Austin ever since. He has published more than 35 short stories, humor pieces, and non-fiction articles and has received several honors for his writing. He is the author of two short-story collections, Christmas Day on a City Bus (McKinney Press, 2011) and The Latin Sub (Adelaide Books, 2018). He has two grown children and four lovely grandchildren.

Title: Children of the Shopping Mall: Short Stories

Author: Steven McBrearty

Publisher: Adelaide Books

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ISBN: 978-1956635393

Price: $19.60

Page Count: 170 pages

Format: Paperback

Description of the company: ADELAIDE BOOKS LLC is a New York based independent company dedicated to publishing literary fiction and creative nonfiction. It was founded in July 2017 as an imprint of the Adelaide Literary Magazine, with the aim to facilitate publishing of novels, memoirs, and collections of short stories, poems, and essays by contributing authors of our magazine and other qualified writers.We believe that in doing so, we best fulfill the mission outlined in Adelaide Magazine – “to promote writers we publish, helping both new and emerging, and established authors reaching a wider literary audience.”

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