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Jodi Angel’s second story collection, You Only Get Letters from Jail, chronicles the lives of young men trapped in the liminal space between adolescence and adulthood. From picking up women at a bar hours after mom’s overdose to coveting a drowned girl to catching rattlesnakes with gasoline, Angel’s characters are motivated by muscle cars, manipulative women, and the hope of escape from circumstances that force them either to grow up or give up. Haunted by unfulfilled dreams and disappointments, and often acting out of mixed intentions and questionable motives, these boys turned young men are nevertheless portrayed with depth, tenderness, and humanity. Angel’s gritty and heartbreaking prose leaves readers empathizing with people they wouldn’t ordinarily trust or believe in.

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About the Author

Jodi Angel’s first collection of short stories, The History of Vegas, was published in 2005 and was named a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Review Discovery. Her work has appeared in Tin HouseZoetrope: All-Story, and the Sycamore Review, among other publications and anthologies. Her stories have received several Pushcart Prize nominations, and she was selected for Special Mention in 2007. Most recently her story, “A Good Deuce,” was a Distinguished Story in The Best American Stories: 2012. She grew up in a small town in Northern California—in a family of girls.