By Michelle Brafman
From roots in a single spiritual culture, comes a story of emotional redemption for we all. Michelle Brafman’s magnificent compassion for all human frailty infuses this tale concerning the want for fact and the promise of forgiveness.” HELEN SIMONSON, writer of Major Pettigrew’s final Stand
Heartfelt and real, Washing the useless by no means betrays the complex truths of relations and tradition.”
DAVID BEZMOZGIS, writer of Natasha and different Stories and The Betrayers
Like a Jewish Anne Lamott, Brafman reels you in with heat, intensity and heart.” SUSAN COLL, writer of The Stager and Acceptance
Three generations of girls confront family members secrets and techniques during this exquisitely wrought debut novel that examines the adventure of spiritual neighborhood, the perilous emotional route to maturity, and the ability of sacred rituals to fix broken bonds among moms and daughters.
Michelle Brafman’s award-winning brief tales and essays have seemed within the Washington Post, Slate, Tablet, Lilith Magazine, Bethesda Magazine and in other places. She teaches fiction writing on the Johns Hopkins collage MA in Writing application and lives in Glen Echo, Maryland along with her husband and children.