Washing the Dead

Washing the Dead

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qIntimate, big-hearted, compassionate and clear-eyed, Brafmana€™s novel turns secrets into truths and the truth into the heart of fiction.a€ --AMY BLOOM, author of Lucky Us and Away qFrom roots in one religious tradition, comes a tale of emotional redemption for all of us. Michelle Brafmana€™s astonishing compassion for all human frailty infuses this story about the need for truth and the promise of forgiveness.a€ --HELEN SIMONSON, author of Major Pettigrewa€™s Last Stand qHeartfelt and genuine, Washing the Dead never betrays the complicated truths of family and tradition.a€ -- DAVID BEZMOZGIS, author of Natasha and Other Stories and The Betrayers qLike a Jewish Anne Lamott, Brafman reels you in with warmth, depth and heart.a€ --SUSAN COLL, author of The Stager and Acceptance Three generations of women confront family secrets in this exquisitely wrought debut novel that examines the experience of religious community, the perilous emotional path to adulthood, and the power of sacred rituals to repair damaged bonds between mothers and daughters. Michelle Brafmana€™s award-winning short stories and essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, Tablet, Lilith Magazine, Bethesda Magazine and elsewhere. She teaches fiction writing at the Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing Program and lives in Glen Echo, Maryland with her husband and two children.Michelle Brafmana€™s astonishing compassion for all human frailty infuses this story about the need for truth and the promise of forgiveness.a€ --HELEN SIMONSON, author of Major Pettigrewa€™s Last Stand aquot;Heartfelt and genuine, Washing the ...


Title:Washing the Dead
Author: Michelle Brafman
Publisher:Prospect Park Books - 2015-04
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