The Benefits of Breathing

The Benefits of Breathing

by Christopher Meeks

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Overview

As Roderick Clark says in the Foreword, "It's all about love, isn't it?"

In The Benefits of Breathing, Christopher Meeks's third collection of short stories, Meeks dives again into the human condition, particularly within relationships. As one reader wrote on Amazon, "Some authors need a lot of words to describe their worlds and their people. Christopher Meeks says a lot with a little." The Los Angeles Times has called his stories "poignant and wise."
In this volume, "A Dog Story" captures a crumbled marriage and the love of a dog named Scrappy. "Joni Paredes" shows the birth of a new relationship that starts at a daughter's wedding. "Nestor by the Numbers" follows one man's often hilarious online dating experiences after he finally accepts his wife is gone. "Jerry with a Twist" shows an actor on an audition while his pregnant girlfriend helps him through a crisis. These and seven other stories will bring you into the special world of Meeks.
As reviewer Grady Harp notes, "If you've previously discovered the idiosyncrasies of Meeks's writing style and content, rest assured that this new collection not only will not disappoint, but also it will provide further proof that we have a superior writer of the genre in our presence."
"If you like Raymond Carver," said author David Scott Milton, "you'll love Meeks."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162663652
Publisher: White Whisker Books
Publication date: 05/25/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Christopher Meeks first published short fiction in a number of literary journals, and the stories are available in three collections, The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea, Months and Seasons, and The Benefits of Breathing. He’s also published the literary novels The Brightest Moon of the Century and Love at Absolute Zero, and the crime novels Blood Drama and A Death in Vegas. Working with Iraq war veteran Samuel Gonzalez, The Chords of War is Meeks's latest novel. He teaches English and creative writing at Santa Monica College and Children’s Literature at the Art Center College of Design.

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