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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781938849817
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 232
File size: 757 KB

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
Michelle Brafman is the author of the novel Washing the Dead. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Slate, Tablet, the Washington Post, Lilith, the the minnesota review, and elsewhere. She teaches fiction writing at the Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing Program and lives with her family in Glen Echo, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Two Truths and a Lie — Amy Solonsky, June 2001
Sylvia’s Spoon — Hannah Solonsky, June, 1992
Shhh — Danny Weiss and Baby #5, March, 1993
What Hannah Never Knew — Goldie Solonsky and Sylvia Savitz Seigel, September, 1935–1990
Skin — Eric Solonsky, October 1995
You’re Next — Maggie Stramm Solonsky and Helene Stramm, August 2001
In Flight — Rosie Gold, April 2002
Ladies Night — Robin Gold, June, 2002
Harvard Man — Tad Chamberlain, July, 2002
Would You Rather? — Nikki Chamberlain, November 2002
Georgia and Phil — Georgia Dumfries, December, 2003
Ripe — Phil Scott, January 20, 2005
January — Leon Falk, January 21, 2005
The #42 — Amy Solonsky, January 13, 2005
Molly Flanders — Molly Flanders, June, 2006
Minocqua Bats — Becca Coopersmith, September, 2006
More So — Adam Kornfeld, July, 2007

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