“‘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 with his wife’s recent separation from him. As he’s taking his dogs out for their nightly pee, he feels something worse — a new kidney stone. Should he call his wife for help?
This story is part of a series of new tales from Christopher Meeks of modern life in America. When his first short story collection, “The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea,” came out, the Los Angeles Times called his work “poignant and wise, sympathetic to the everyday struggles the characters face.” Entertainment Weekly wrote it was a “stunning” collection. He continues here with his trademark insight and humor.