Dr. Jennifer Natalya Fink is a professor of English at Georgetown University, a literacy activist, and an all-around hell-raiser. She is the author of two award-winning novels, Burn and V (both from Suspect Thoughts Press), and is the founder and Gorilla-in-Chief of The Gorilla Press, an organization that promotes youth literacy through bookmaking. Nominated for the Pulitzer, National Jewish Book, and National Book Award, Fink is also the winner of the Dana Award, Story Magazine s short fiction award, and twelve other awards. She is the U.S. judge for the Caine Prize for African Literature (known as the African Booker ), and has published widely on literature, literacy, and hybridity, most notably in the anthology Performing Hybridity (Minnesota), which she co-edited with May Joseph.
The Mikvah Queen
by Jennifer Fink
Out of fragments of disco, feminism, cooking shows, Christian salvation narratives and Jewish law, Jane forges her own theology. The Mikvah Queen offers no radical transformations; it is instead a story of incremental changes and incomplete human connections.
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