Fiction. V is based on a story the author's Brazilian-Jewish grandmother tells, a story aimed at explaining why she left Sao Paulo, Brazil, shortly after World War II. Like most family myths, the story changes every time she tells it; however, it always involves a monkey, a gun, a hat, a man, and, implicitly, a girl: the author's grandmother. In the grandmother's rendition, sometimes the monkey shoots the hat off the man; other times, the man shoots the hat off the monkey.
A peculiar--and peculiarly moving--novel. --Steve Almond, author of Candyfreak
With lyrical prose, vivid imagery, and brilliantly drawn characters, Jennifer Natalya Fink takes the reader on an unforgettable journey. --Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Blood on the Border
An intricate and moving work: elegantly conceived, irresistibly written, informed on every page by wit, charm and intelligence. --Carole Maso, author of The Art Lover
Dr. Jennifer Natalya Fink is a professor of English at Georgetown University. She has authored two novels, V and Burn, both published by Suspect Thoughts Press. She is mother to a gorgeous and hilarious baby girl and is at work on her third novel, Brill. Jennifer and her family live in the DC area.