Books Knockout by John Jodzio Paperback, 197 pages, Pgw, List Price: $15.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleKnockoutAuthorJohn Jodzio Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Collects short stories that examine the lives of people on the fringes of American life. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Knockout NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Knockout' Scores A Hit With Humanity And Dark Humor March 17, 2016 The characters who populate John Jodzio's new story collection are a long way from respectable — they're junkies, liars, and in one case, a tiger thief. But Jodzio treats them all with compassion.