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In a book that covers four decades like a John Irving novel, with humor reminiscent of Nick Hornby, Christopher Meeks’s The Brightest Moon of the Century follows Edward, a young Minnesotan. He needs a place in the universe, but he also wants an understanding of women.
He stumbles into romance in high school, careens through dorm life in college, whirls into a tornado of love problems as a mini-mart owner in a trailer park in Alabama, and aims for a film career in Los Angeles. The story begins when his father, an encyclopedia salesman, shoehorns Edward into a private boys school where he’s tortured and groomed.
In nine chapters, the reader experiences Edward’s life from ages 14 to 45. This is the first novel from Christopher Meeks, which follows his highly acclaimed collections of short stories, The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea and Months and Seasons.
From the more than two-dozen mainstream reviews:
"Charming and endlessly entertaining.”
-- The Midwest Book Review
“Christopher Meeks chronicles one man’s path to middle-age and, in doing so, illustrates how choices and circumstances—even those that seem arbitrary at the time—have a way of irrevocably cementing a person’s future.”
— Cherie Parker, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“I have to say I’ve gone from being an admirer of his work to a full-blown fan bordering on groupie.”
— Marc Schuster, Small Press Reviews
“This is what I love about Meeks: his ability to gauge humanity, his understanding and acceptance of the strangeness of intricacies of life and personality, and his wonderful sense of compassion for his characters.”
— Heather Figearo, Raging Bibliomania
“His stance in the echelon of new important American writers seems solidly secure.”
— Grady Harp, Top Ten Amazon Reviewer
“Meeks has the talent to carry his quirky characters and their ‘find their extraordinary in the everyday’ plots into a full-length novel.”
— Dawn Rennert, She’s Too Fond of Books
“[Meeks] gives us characters who are very human and who face many obstacles in life, and then he infuses their stories with hope.”
— Wendy Robards, Caribousmom
“Within the pages of Brightest Moon lies an entertaining saturnalia of authenticity also found in Meeks’s short stories (see Months and Seasons). He has a knack for making readers believe his characters are real people.”
— Diana Raabe, The Raabe Review
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