Dana Spiotta's "Jelly and Jack" was originally published in the December 14, 2015 issue of The New Yorker. Click here to read the story in its entirety on The New Yorker webpage.
I’m not familiar with Dana Spiotta’s work, so I hope someone can let us know more about it. A bit of research shows that she’s published three books: Lightning Field (2001), Eat the Document (2006; finalist for the National Book Award), and Stone Arabia (2011; finalist for the National Book Critic Circle Award). Her next book, Innocent and Others, is coming next year. “Jelly and Jack” is an excerpt from this novel.
You can find Deborah Treisman’s interview with Spiotta here.
I look forward to the conversation below!