Hot Chicken Wings: Short Stories

Bold, funny and on the cutting edge Hot Chicken Wings is Jewish and lesbian to the core. These highly crafted stories break new ground. Jyl Lynn Felman writes fearlessly about family secrets, anti-Semitism, and sacred lesbian myths.

“…I developed an insatiable appetite whose manifestation occurs today in the form of a Jewish lesbian vegetarian chicken writer. What makes me a Jewish lesbian writer is the fact that my beloved parents kept kosher and longed for their progeny to do the same. Keeping kosher means eating only that food which is permitted according to Jewish law and avoiding all else — that which is forbidden is treyf. So, it is the very act of eating that makes my stories Jewish. Lurking in the background of every scene I write is a sense of the forbidden.”

Praise for Hot Chicken Wings

Praise from other authors and poets for Jyl Lynn Felman’s Hot Chicken Wings:

“Hot Chicken Wings  is a necessary, miraculous book — stories that celebrate and illuminate… this book is LIVE: vibrant, honest, humorous…” — Carol Potter

“Jyl Lynn Felman is a fearless and original writer, whose fiction breaks new boundaries and forms new links between writer and audience. Hot Chicken Wings attests to the power and sweep of her artistic vision.” — Lev Raphael

“[She] confronts race and ethnicity with a badly needed authenticity. Her bold, passionate style is well-suited for an uncanny willingness to explore core issues affecting us as people as well as individuals.” — Sabrina Sojourner

“Remember how your grandmother’s looks could stop approaching traffic long enough for you to run down her scarf? Jyl Lynn Feman’s words have that look and she is not old…” — Shirley Hayden Whitley

“With her sharp-eyed sensibility and spare, distinctive prose, the work of Jyl Lynn Felman is always revealing as she tracks the forbidden edges of being Jewish, female, lesbian at the end of the twentieth century.” — Adrienne Rich

“…a unique voice. Her stories are both noble and enticing.” — Margaret Randall

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