Bearing the Body
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
At the start of Bearing the Body, Nathan Mirsky learns that his older brother has died in San Francisco, apparently murdered after years of aimlessness. On the spur of the moment, Nathan leaves his job as a medical resident and heads west from Boston to learn what he can about Daniel's death. His father, Sol--a quiet, embittered H
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Bearing the Body is Ehud Havazelet's third book and first novel. He spent ten years writing it. And ...more
Dysfunction reigns, and rains, heavily, through the clouds of family dynamics. Silence resounds loudly, echoing fragments of the p ...more
La scrittura é molto densa, pastosa, immaginifica, la storia é di quelle che s ...more
However, most of the rest of the book was unenjoyable. The characters all seemed stilted a ...more
Sometimes I wanted the men in Ehud's novel to be more likable, and I couldn't help but wish that they would tell each other the secrets we, the readers, kne ...more
On the other hand, I'm very interested in the story of the two brothers, Daniel and Nathan, and I think that both of them are depicted pretty realistically. The girlfriend of Daniel, Abby, is also pretty interesting.
His writing style is pretty good, too.
In c ...more
My favorite line: "Didn't they know? Didn't they know that the only sins you will not be forgiven are the ones you commit against yourself?"