Hybrid Ink is proud to announce our inaugural publication, My Dinner with Andrea by Jen Durbent!
Faith has started dating again - with the blessing of her wife - to find someone to connect with. Andrea seems to be a good match in many ways. The world is a difficult place for two trans women dating, but when you take into account neo-Nazis, a rapist, and some overzealous cops, it can feel downright impossible.
From the back coverI got a story for you about two women falling in love, of Andrea and Faith. That seems nice, doesn't it? A nice trans lesbian queer romance?Oh, and there's Faith's wife, Michelle, too.And transphobia and ablism. And overzealous cops, Nazis, and a rapist.Oh, but there's also video games, polyamory, and living visibly trans in a small American town. And tacos.Dear reader, I got a story for you.
Advance Praise for My Dinner with AndreaI found My Dinner with Andrea to be stunning. I see a lot of Faith in myself, and a lot of Andrea in who I want to be. It’s an engaging and intimate work, and I’m proud to have it as the inaugural publication for Hybrid Ink.
Madison Scott-Clary, Hybrid Ink editor-in-chief[My Dinner with Andrea] feels very personal, especially with the narrator’s engagement. Very enjoyable!
About Jen Durbent
Jen Durbent is a poet, writer, and stand-up comedian who grew up in and is based out of the greater Chicagoland area. She lives with her wife, children, three cats, and a very old dog. She uses “she”, “they”, or “it” pronouns.
She can be found on the web at jendurbent.com or Twitter as @JenDurbent. My Dinner with Andrea is her debut novel.