From the Author
Her story is finished, although she still talks to me occasionally. When you finish reading Angel Sometimes, I hope you'll like her as much as I do.
From the Inside Flap
After three years on the streets of South Padre Island, she put out her thumb and hitched a ride. She arrives in Austin, Texas, at 2:23 on a Wednesday afternoon.
She was 16 and had been on her own since she turned 12 and her aunt had driven her 800 miles from home, then gave her $50 and left. Her aunt hadn't expected her to survive. She almost didn't.
She hitchhikes to Austin and gets a job swimming as a mermaid in a bar in the music district. At twenty-two, she has friends, a place to live, and a future. When a homeless girl is beaten and a waitress killed, Angel realizes she will never be whole until she confronts her parents.
It's time to quit planning and go home. To do that, she needs three things: her high school diploma, a car and a gun. She has a car. She's finished her final test for her GED. The only thing she needs is the gun and she knows where to get one.