Jennifer Natalya Fink

The Mikvah Queen         In the anti-everything hippie culture of the early 1980s, what rituals can a girl borrow, steal, or invent to make sense of puberty? Jane Schwartz, a lonely, Talmud-quoting, disco-worshipping eleven-year-old builds a mikvah (Jewish ritual bath) in the porta-sauna of her middle-aged neighbor in hopes of saving her from the ravages of cancer. Will Jane also save her fierce, fragile self? Winner of the Dana Award for the Novel, The Mikvah Queen is a remarkable exploration of postmodern Jewish identity, cancer, the confusion and promise of ‘70s alternative culture, and the power of ritual.

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 7:30pm
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ISBN: 9781608640317
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Published: Rebel Satori Press - September 15th, 2010

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