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The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea By Christopher Meeks
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Love, death, humor, and the glue called family are the elements of this sometimes intense, often funny collection of short stories. As novelist David Scott Milton explains, "In this collection,... More > Christopher Meeks examines the small heartbreaks of quiet despair that are so much a part of all our lives. He does it in language that is resonant, poetic, and precise.... If you like Raymond Carver, you'll love Meeks. He may be as good--or better." In one narrative, a man wakes up one morning to find the odor of dead fish won’t go away, but no one else can smell it. In another, a couple’s visit with friends to watch the Academy Awards has the protagonist envying his friends’ lawn and lifestyle. In these and eleven other stories, Christopher Meeks balances tragedy and wit.< Less
Who Lives? By Christopher Meeks
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In the early 1960s, an anonymous committee of ordinary citizens in Seattle debated over which kidney disease victims to choose for an experiment with something new: a kidney dialysis machine. If the... More > experiment worked, a small number of people would live instead of surely die from kidney failure. But who among the selection pool lives? How will the committee choose? Based on that premise and creating his own committee, playwright Christopher Meeks centers the action on one person, attorney Gabriel Hornstein, who desperately needs what the committee offers. In a review of the play in Los Angeles, the LA Weekly wrote, “Christopher Meeks takes this factual scenario and transforms it into a thought-provoking drama, which relates a timely story about both ethics and morals.... Meeks’ script is smartly written.”< Less
Months and Seasons By Christopher Meeks
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Months and Seasons is the follow-up story collection to Christopher Meeks’ award-winning The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea. With a combination of characters from young to old, with drama and... More > humor, the tales pursue such people as a supermodel who awakens after open-heart surgery, a famous playwright who faces a firestorm consuming the landscape, a reluctant man who attends a Halloween party as Dracula, and a New Yorker who thinks she’s a chicken. As Carmela Ciuraru wrote in the Los Angeles Times Book Review of his first collection, “This idea resonates thought the collection: Meeks’ characters seek happiness in the small things because they have no choice…. [The stories] are poignant and wise, sympathetic to the everyday struggles these characters face.” "Christopher Meeks' quirky stories are lyrical and wonderfully human. Enjoy." --author Sandra Tsing Loh (,i>A Year in Van Nuys)< Less
Who Lives? By Christopher Meeks
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In the early 1960s, an anonymous committee of ordinary citizens in Seattle debated over which kidney disease victims to choose for an experiment with something new: a kidney dialysis machine. If the... More > experiment worked, a small number of people would live instead of surely die from kidney failure. But who among the selection pool lives? How will the committee choose? Based on that premise and creating his own committee, playwright Christopher Meeks centers the action on one person, attorney Gabriel Hornstein, who desperately needs what the committee offers. In a review of the play in Los Angeles, the LA Weekly wrote, “Christopher Meeks takes this factual scenario and transforms it into a thought-provoking drama, which relates a timely story about both ethics and morals.... Meeks’ script is smartly written.”< Less
Months and Seasons By Christopher Meeks
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Months and Seasons is the follow-up story collection to Christopher Meeks’ award-winning The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea. With a combination of characters from young to old, with drama and... More > humor, the tales pursue such people as a supermodel who awakens after open-heart surgery, a famous playwright who faces a firestorm consuming the landscape, a reluctant man who attends a Halloween party as Dracula, and a New Yorker who thinks she’s a chicken. As Carmela Ciuraru wrote in the Los Angeles Times Book Review of his first collection, “This idea resonates thought the collection: Meeks’ characters seek happiness in the small things because they have no choice…. [The stories] are poignant and wise, sympathetic to the everyday struggles these characters face.” "Christopher Meeks' quirky stories are lyrical and wonderfully human. Enjoy." --author Sandra Tsing Loh (,i>A Year in Van Nuys)< Less
The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea By Christopher Meeks
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Love, death, humor, and the glue called family are the elements of this sometimes intense, often funny collection of short stories. As novelist David Scott Milton explains, "In this collection,... More > Christopher Meeks examines the small heartbreaks of quiet despair that are so much a part of all our lives. He does it in language that is resonant, poetic, and precise.... If you like Raymond Carver, you'll love Meeks. He may be as good--or better." In one narrative, a man wakes up one morning to find the odor of dead fish won’t go away, but no one else can smell it. In another, a couple’s visit with friends to watch the Academy Awards has the protagonist envying his friends’ lawn and lifestyle. In these and eleven other stories, Christopher Meeks balances tragedy and wit.< Less