"Months and Seasons" is a wonderful collection of short stories that reminded me why it is that I enjoy short fiction so much. Other reviewers have called Meeks’s characters quirky and offbeat, but I don’t really see it that way. Yes, they’re all a little bit weird … but aren’t we all? As one character says to another in a story called “The Farms at 93rd and Broadway,” "We’re going to have a relationship here, and as in all relationships, it can get odd."
This sentence could be the summary tagline for "Months and Seasons," and only in the very best possible way. Meeks embraces and celebrates his characters’ humanity, and the stories he tells are stories about all of us. They are stories about the ways in which our lives can be changed by momentary indiscretions, lapses in judgment, and mundane neuroses. They are stories that illustrate and remind us of how tenuous the connections and relationships we have really are—how we can come "thisclose" to unraveling but somehow manage to put the pieces back together.
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