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You Only Get Letters From Jail

Jodi Angel

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin R. Free, T. Ryder Smith

Length:

7h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

40:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

52:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

48:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

45:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:28