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By John Jodzio

The paintings of John Jodzio has already made waves around the literary group. a few readers spotted his nimble mixing of humor with painful truths reminded them of George Saunders. His creativity and clean voice reminded others of Wells Tower's Everything Ravaged, every thing Burned. yet together with his new assortment, Jodzio creates a category of his own.

Knockout is the unified choice of tales that create perfect photos of deeply fallacious figures at the fringe of the yankee Dream. A convalescing drug addict will get tricked into stealing a tiger. a guy buys a used intercourse chair from his neighbor. a girl struggling with agoraphobia increases her son thoroughly interior. An alcoholic runs a mattress and breakfast with the son from his deceased wife's first marriage. those humans will admit that their probabilities have handed them through. those humans understand they have been born at the improper part of the tracks, and their desires will stay unreachable, yet that does not cease them from dreaming. but readers won’t be fooled by way of the humorous premises —Jodzio steers those tales into deeper areas, making a tremendous exam of these at the fringes of contemporary life.

With its quirky humor, compelling characters, and unforeseen sincerity, Knockout through John Jodzio is poised to turn into his breakout publication, drawing a large readership to this provocative and gifted younger writer.

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