Bearing the Body A Novel

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-25
  • Publisher: Picador

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Havazelets poignant novel is a story about history and memory, family and loss. Most of all, it is a book about the past, which, far from receding quietly, weighs ever more heavily on those who hope to leave it behind.

Author Biography

Ehud Havazelet is the award-winning author of two story collections, What Is It then Between Us?and Like Never Before, which was a New York Times notable book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim, Whiting, and Rockefeller foundations. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon, and at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

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"It can hurt to be shown reality, to be told the truth. But Bearing the Body reminds you that there's nothing like it. . . . Extraordinary."--Francine Prose, The New York Times

"An ambitious novel driven by a wonderfully talented writer's sense of history, coupled with a deep compassion for his characters, every one of which is rendered fully and with great wisdom."--Richard Russo

"An impressive achievement from a highly gifted writer . . . This sorrowful but beautiful work is richly layered."--Chicago Tribune

"Beautifully, meticulously structured . . . A reader is also forced to notice, with particular acuity, the heavy inadequacy of human relationships."--Los Angeles Times

"The characters in Bearing the Body are riveting. They try and fail, they resist and accept, they survive and feel real."--The Oregonian

"Riveting . . . This novel, more than any I have read in decades, is a masterful meditation on the immorality of familial silence."--The Jerusalem Post

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