Bertrand Court - Michelle Brafman          Washing the Dead Book - Michelle Brafman

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Bertrand Court, a new work of fiction, will be published by Prospect Park Books in September of 2016.

EARLY PRAISE FOR BERTRAND COURT:

  • With insight and empathy, Michelle Brafman portrays a wide range of interconnected characters . . . in this keenly observed multi-generational chronicle. — J.RYAN STRADAL, author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest
  • “Gloriously alive, moving, and blazingly honest- Bertrand Court is brilliant.” — CAROLINE LEAVITT, author of This Tomorrow

PRAISE FOR WASHING THE DEAD:

  • “A fast–paced and compelling debut novel.”— LIBRARY JOURNAL
  • “A heartfelt story of loss, hope, and reconciliation. (Brafman) captures the complex essence of the mother-daughter relationship with honesty and sincerity.” — BOOKLIST
  • “Intimate, big-hearted, compassionate and clear-eyed, in this novel Brafman turns secrets into truths and the truth into the heart of fiction.” — AMY BLOOM, author of Lucky Us

Photo of Michelle Brafman leaning against table Michelle Brafman is a writer and teacher. Her fiction has earned numerous awards including a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and her work has appeared in Tablet, Slate, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She teaches at the Johns Hopkins MA in Writing program.