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Luck: Stories

Luck: Stories

by Ed Meek


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A young bartender in Boston’s North End finds himself complicit in the breakdown of his roommate’s relationship with a girlfriend; a married, middle-aged professor of composition abjectly crumbles under the stress of his affair with a beautiful student. In his debut fiction collection, poet Ed Meek vividly reimagines a gritty, freewheeling 1970s New England whose cynical, impulsive inhabitants—torn between the longing for human connection and the fear of domesticity—negotiate the blurry boundaries of personal responsibility. With these deceptively mundane accounts of ordinary lives in transition, Meek paints a humane, subtle portrait of ordinary people grasping at explanations for the things they do.

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ISBN-13: 9780996717588
Publisher: Tailwinds Press Enterprises LLC
Publication date: 04/17/2017
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

ED MEEK is a freelance writer and the author of three books of poetry. His work has appeared in magazines, journals and newspapers, including The Paris Review, The Sun, the North American Review, and The Boston Globe. He is living the dream with his wife in Somerville and Wellfleet.

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