Bertrand Court

Bertrand Court

by Michelle Brafman
Bertrand Court

Bertrand Court

by Michelle Brafman


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“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938849800
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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 UniversityMA in Writing Program. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Shhh 13

Two Truths and a Lie 29

Sylvia's Spoon 43

What Hannah Never Knew 55

Skin 81

You're Next 97

In Flight 115

Ladies Night 129

Would You Rather? 143

Harvard Man 159

Georgia and Phil 171

The #42 187

Ripe 193

January 203

Molly Flanders 211

Minocqua Bats 223

More So 239

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