Lovely, tender, lyrical and poignant, these stories perfectly express the longing for a child and the sorrow when that longing is thwarted. Brafman is a gifted stylist who is also brimming with heart.
—Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of Two of a Kind and A Wedding In Great Neck
We Named Them All charts the difficult terrain between hope and dread as a young couple struggles to start a family of their own. In their disorientation and their determination, their superstitiousness and their tender practicality, Michelle Brafman’s characters remind us what it takes to make such dangerous crossings side by side.
—Jody Bolz, author of Shadow Play and A Lesson in Narrative Time
A Debut Novel
Forthcoming from Prospect Park Books
April 30, 2015
Washing the Dead is an illuminating and intricately layered novel about the complicated legacies that pass from mother to daughter, and about the ways that understanding our own history helps make us who we are.
—Carolyn Parkhurst, author of The Nobodies Album and The Dogs of Babel