Review of Ehud Havazelet's new work "Bearing the Body"

Ehud Havazelet
Bearing the Body

“He’d take them to the city on the subway (the biggest in the world), to the top of the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Along the way he’d point things out, talk to cabbies, shopkeepers, cops — see? he knew the lingo here, the people. He’d show off, indulge in a little proprietary boasting, as if he himself had a hand in making New York what it was — which was true, in its own small way, wasn’t it?”

In this New York Times review of Ehud Havazelet's new novel Bearing the Body by Francine Prose, Prose writes "Havazelet’s novel, as its title suggests, is intensely aware of the weight, the demands and the sheer rebelliousness of the body...he has a particular fascination with, and ability to capture, the mystery of how a single body can simultaneously harbor all its younger incarnations." Read the entire review here.


Havazelet is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and has written two previous collections of short stories, Like Never Before (1998) and What Is It Then Between Us? (1988).

Francine Prose is the author of 13 books of fiction, including the novel Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her sole work of nonfiction, The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired, was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book. A recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, she was a Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She lives in New York City.