Who hasn't effed up royally? Cut off your nose to spite your face? Who hasn't done the one dumb thing you told yourself not to do? If these scenarios do not apply to you, then, well...piss off. But certainly you're familiar with disappointment, fear, loss?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, "Months and Seasons" is worth a read. The characters who populate these stories are all quite diverse, and yet they all share one important trait: whether they know it or not, they all face a crossroads in their lives.
Many of these characters can only blame themselves for the problems currently facing them, but all of them -- even those at the mercy of fate -- can control how they react to their problems. And while the problems facing these characters are as diverse as their personalities, they all, generally speaking, respond similarly: that is, they go on. (That's not to say that they "go on" in the best possible way, but such is life. These characters, just like people, do not always make the best decisions.)
There’s Tutti, a seventeen-year-old teen whose divorcing parents have shipped her off to summer camp, despite her age. Then there’s Hugh, whose wife wants a child – even though he's less than ready. In another, a talented playwright loses his home to fire, and still another sees several characters facing potentially fatal illnesses.
Just as the problems facing Meeks' characters vary from story to story, so too does his writing style -- something that highlights Meeks' talents as a writer.
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