"Brafman's talent for drawing human emotion shines through in this episodic, deeply sensitive, and introspective novel of the human psyche."
Bertrand Court is a captivating novel told in story form, intertwining seventeen luminous narratives about the secrets of a cast of politicos, filmmakers, and housewives, all tied to a suburban Washington, DC, cul-de-sac. Linked through bloodlines and grocery lines, they respond to life's bruises by grabbing power, sex, or the family silver. As they atone and forgive, they unmask the love and truth that hop white picket fences.
About the Author
Michelle Brafman is the author of the novel Washing the Dead and Bertrand Court, a collection of linked short stories. She has spoken about both books at more than 150 venues, including bookstores, classrooms, synagogues, and myriad book groups. She has received numerous honors for her fiction, including a Special Mention in the XXIV Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, LitHub, Tablet, The Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. A PEN/Faulkner Writer in Schools author, she teaches in the Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing Program. Learn more at michellebrafman.com.