months and seasons
Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: White Whisker Books (April 7, 2008)
"Months and Seasons" is the follow-up story collection to Christopher Meeks's award-winning "The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea." With a combination of main characters from young to old and with drama and 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. "Christopher Meeks's quirky stories are lyrical and wonderfully human. Enjoy," says Sandra Tsing Loh, author of "A Year in Van Nuys.")
Months and Seasons is an entertaining and thought provoking collection of short stories running the gamut of human emotion. From the man who reevaluates life as he plunges to likely death, to the exhilaration of finding out the dreaded medical news was not so dreaded after all, Meeks covers minutia and tragedy through characters as real as your next door neighbor.
Fans of short stories are sure to find much to like. I wouldn't recommend it for pure inspirational and Chicken Soup readers -- but those who like grit in all it's reality from sexual, to crass, to honest should check further into Months and Seasons.
Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer