by Eleanor J. Bader

Civil Liberties vs Knee-Jerk Patriotism

Jennifer Natalya Fink’s provocative and ambitious novel. Burn (Suspect Thoughts Press; San Francisco, $16.95), could not have been released at a better time. As politicians grapple with ways to curtail civil liberties and concoct ways to monitor activities deemed suspicious, a book that revisits the McCarthy era seems prescient.

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