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Monday, February 21, 2011

The Mikvah Queen

Award-winning Author Jennifer Natalya Fink is Back with Humor, Sex, and the Sacred in Thirteen Fugues

Seattle, WA, USA-May 03, 2011-Tanya Irene Schwartz is a 30-year-old Jewish-American woman whose intense caricatures and obsessions ruminate the themes in her life: Jewish law, pop culture, patriotism, world records, human oddities, hygiene, and her erotic relationship with her sister. The well-traveled territory of the relationships between little girls and adult men is visited but from the girl's perspective. Each fugue captures Tanya in the passion and confusion that marks every second of our journey from adolescence to adulthood. 

Traditional narrative breaks and speeds up to capture the intimacy of Tanya's inner speech, creating a collision between literary prose and internal monologue that pushes the boundaries of both confessional and literary language. Thirteen Fugues is funny, dark, innocent, and ruthless writing from a master iconoclast. Now available for review.
Jennifer Natalya Fink is the award-winning author of Burn, V, and The Mikvah Queen. She is the recipient of the Dana Award for the Novel, the Virginia Healey Award, as well as nominations for the National Book Award, and the National Jewish Book Award. She is assistant professor of English at Georgetown University and lives in Washington D.C.. For more visit

"The Mikvah Queen is an intense meditation on the female body its contamination and purification, . . . a story of compelling friendship between a girl and a woman, a coming-of-age Jew and a facing-death WASP, as each meets the challenges of change," said Michael Lowenthal.
"With lyrical prose, vivid imagery, and brilliantly drawn characters, Jennifer Natalya Fink takes the reader on an unforgettable journey," said Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Blood on the Border.

The Mikvah Queen (9/2010)- 978160864031 Thirteen Fugues - Jennifer Natalya Fink 
Release Date: May 03rd, 2011 
ISBN: 9780984428816 
5 " x 7"  
122 pp  
US $13.95; CAN $15.95 
Distributed by Ingram Publisher Services 


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