Tanya Irene Schwartz narrates her hilarious and conflicting desires through the musical and psychological structure of the fugue. Jewish law, world records, 9/11, Barbies, Viagra, sex, and sisters: these are the surprising sites of Tanya's transformation from girl to woman. These short, intertwined stories explore religion, sex, and school, capturing the cadences and rhythms that mark our journey from adolescence to adulthood. Tanya's vivid, humorous voice grants us a rare but strangely familiar view of what happens when we almost touch the divine.
Used availability for Jennifer Natalya Fink's Thirteen Fugues
May 2011 : USA Paperback