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The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea

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  • Sales Rank:145,283
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Edition:First
  • Pages:158
  • Publication Date:January 1, 2006
  • ASIN:B002K2RI1A


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Synopsis
Here is a story collection about love, death, humor, and the glue called family. 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. 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."

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