The Healing Paperback / softback
by Gayl Jones
Part of the Virago Modern Classics series
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD'A literary giant, and one of my absolute favourite writers' TAYARI JONESHarlan Jane Eagleton is a faith healer, travelling to small towns, converting sceptics, restoring minds and bodies.
But before that she was a rock star's manager and race-track gambler.
She's had a fling with her rock star's ex-husband and along the way she's somehow lost her own husband - a medical anthropologist now travelling with a medicine woman in Africa.
Harlan tells her story from the end backwards, drawing us ever deeper into her world and the mystery at the heart of her tale - the story of her first healing. 'An important American writer . . . The Healing examines precisely what its title announces: healing from silence, from physical attacks and treachery, from spiritual and cultural isolation, from the pain of old-fashioned, aching, bluesy love . . . It is also a very funny book . . . A moving affirmation of forgiveness and trust . . . The Healing should be cause for hope, sustenance and even celebration' - Valerie Sayers, New York Times
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 03/10/2019
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780349012186
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