Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters - Orbiting Izzy - Nancy Whiteley Summary & Analysis

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Orbiting Izzy - Nancy Whiteley Summary and Analysis

Orbiting Izzy is another short story by Nancy Whiteley that delves further into her adult life. She is twenty-nine years old when the story begins and has been out of prison for a month. Nancy spent three years in prison, and now she is going to attempt to live an upstanding life. She gets ready for her first temp job by putting on a Liz Claiborne suit she stole years earlier. Even in this conservative outfit, Nancy thinks she looks slutty. She is assigned a one-man accounting firm.

The story then flashes back to Nancy's husband, Aldo, a "morally bankrupt and emotionally vacant" man who sweeps Nancy off her feet and leads her to a life of crime. They live like rock stars for five years, but the fun ends when they both...

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