Jennifer Natalya Fink with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
What does it mean when corporations instead of states control not only the means to create environmental disasters, but also the tools to bury them? How does one revolt against these unelected entities? How do our most private desires get shaped by this stateless horror? In Jennifer Natalya Fink’s novel, Bhopal Dance (F2c/University of Alabama Press), an owlish woman with a ménage of lovers leads a revolutionary Canadian political movement catalyzed by the Bhopal disaster, only to end up imprisoned.
“Youth, bad romance, intellectual idealism, and the very big question of how to respond to the bigger nightmares we face on earth—Jennifer Natalya Fink gets deep into the muck of it, with sly humor and fierce intelligence, a conscience, a soul, and a gift for exploding what we think it is to tell a story.” —Michelle Tea.
Jennifer Natalya Fink appears in conversation with Seattle’s Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of The End of San Francisco, and of Sketchtasy, a novel forthcoming from Arsenal Pulp Press this fall.