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The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea

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, 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. Most of the pieces have been previously published in such award-winning journals as Rosebud, the Clackamas Literary Review, and the Southern California Anthology.


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ISBN-13: 9781411647619
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 12/07/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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