Books by Christopher Meeks

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Christopher Meeks was born in Minnesota, earned degrees from the University of Denver and USC, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1977. He's taught English at Santa Monica College, and creative writing at CalArts, UCLA Extension, Art Center College of Design, and USC. His fiction has appeared often in Rosebud magazine as well as other literary journals, and his books have won several awards. His short works have been collected into two volumes, "The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea" and "Months and Seasons," the latter which appeared on the long list for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He's had three plays produced, and "Who Lives?: A Drama" is published. His focus is now on longer fiction. His first novel is "The Brightest Moon of the Century," and his second, "Love At Absolute Zero."

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Who Lives?: A Play
by Christopher Meeks
This drama is based on a real event. In the early 1960s, an anonymous committee of ordinary citizens in Seattle selected kidney disease victims from a pool for an experiment with something new: a kidney dialysis machine. If the experiment worked, a small number of people would live instead of surely die from kidney failure. But who among...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Love at Absolute Zero
by Christopher Meeks
"Love at Absolute Zero" is about a physicist who tries to apply the tools of science to finding a soul mate. Specifically, Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old physicist at the University of Wisconsin, gets a promotion, and all he can only think of now is finding a wife, causing his research to falter. To meet his soul mate within three...
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Categories: All Romance; All Sex & Erotica
A Dog Story: A Story about Divorce (A Series about Divorce Book 1)
by Christopher Meeks
“Meeks is an observer of the human condition… a superior writer of the genre in our presence.” –Grady Harp “As always, Meeks has a fine ear for the way the line of communication can become frayed between once-loving couples.” –Thomas Philo “If you are a fan of the short stories of Raymond Carver…you will...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
You Wreck Me, Baby: A Story about Divorce (A Series About Divorce Book 2)
by Christopher Meeks
"'You Wreck Me, Baby' is brief but contains more story than most full novels. That is Meeks's gift: terse, succinct, no nonsense, a gift for grabbing our attention, dallying a bit to infect us and then it is over. Just like that!" --Grady Harp, Top 100 Reviewer In "You Wreck Me, Baby," a Los Angeles man, Javier O’Hara, grapples...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
Moxie: A Story about Divorce (A Series about Divorce Book 3)
by Christopher Meeks
A scientist at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, Martin works on the MOXIE project, a Mars rover mission that will help prepare for the first manned mission to the red planet. After Martin's daughter has started college, his wife, Samantha, acts strangely but says everything is fine. Then she leaves for no clear reason....
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Sex & Erotica
The Brightest Moon of the Century
by Christopher Meeks
In Christopher Meeks’s "The Brightest Moon of the Century," Edward, a young Minnesotan, is blessed with an abundance of “experience”—first when his mother dies and next when his father, an encyclopedia salesman, shoehorns Edward into a private boys school where he’s tortured and groomed. Edward needs a place in the universe...
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Blood Drama
by Christopher Meeks
THE STORY:Everyone has a bad day. Graduate student Ian Nash has lost his girlfriend in addition to being dropped from a Ph.D. program in theatre at a Southern California university. When he stops at a local coffee shop in the lobby of a bank to apply for a job, the proverbial organic matter hits the fan. A gang of four robs the bank, and...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Months and Seasons
by Christopher Meeks
"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...
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A Death in Vegas
by Christopher Meeks
In "A Death in Vegas," the president of a company that specializes in beneficial bugs for organic gardeners discovers a young woman dead in his Las Vegas hotel suite. She had worked as a sexy lady bug at his convention booth—and he had nothing to do with her death. While that’s being investigated, the FBI raids his booth on a...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Lit Noir #11
by Christopher Meeks
The best in shadowy fiction. Somewhere between film noir and sci-fi, here are pieces that will get you reading through the night.
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The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea
by Christopher Meeks
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...
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The Sun Is A Billiard Ball: A Story of Love
by Christopher Meeks
This is a novella (10,500 words) taken from the collection "Months and Seasons." "The Sun is a Billiard Ball" weaves two stories around each other like a good French comedy. The first tells the tale of Albert, a car dealership owner in Santa Monica who finds blood in his stool one morning, and on this particular day, the craziness of his...
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Categories: All Humor
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