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Friday, June 14, 2013

Jodi Angel's 'You Only Get Letters From Jail' - July 8th

Time Tested Books presents 

Jodi Angel

reading & signing her new short story collection

You Only Get Letters from Jail

Monday, July 8th, at 7:00pm

 We are very excited to announce a reading and book signing with Jodi Angel, author of the forthcoming story collection You Only Get Letters from Jail. Angel’s second story collection (following the acclaimed The History of Vegas) chronicles the lives of young men trapped in the fraught space between adolescence and adulthood. From picking up women at a bar just hours after mom’s overdose, to coveting a drowned girl's corpse, 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 to either 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.

"Jodi Angel writes like an angel...sharp-eyed, ruthless, and tender at the same time. I'd walk a long way to hear her read her stories, and plan to buy a half dozen copies just so I can give them away saying, 'Look at this. You have never read anything like this.'"
--Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina

"Wonderful, terrible, dangerous stories."
--Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted

"This precarious world is putty in Jodi Angel's nimble hands."
--Los Angeles Times
Jodi Angel’s first collection of short stories 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 House, Zoetrope: 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 noted as a "Distinguished Story" in The Best American Stories 2012. She grew up in a small town in Northern California--in a family of girls.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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