The healing

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Boston : Beacon Press, [2019].
9780807080931, 0807080934


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Boston : Beacon Press, [2019].
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299 pages ; 22 cm.
9780807080931, 0807080934


Harlan Jane Eagleton is a faith healer, traveling by bus to small towns, converting skeptics, restoring minds and bodies. But before that she was a minor rock star's manager, and before that a beautician. She's had a fling with her rock star's ex-husband and an Afro-German horse dealer; along the way she's somehow lost her own husband, a medical anthropologist now traveling with a medicine woman in Africa. Harlan tells her story from the end backwards, drawing us constantly deeper into her world and the mystery at the heart of her tale - the story of her first healing. The Healing is a lyrical and at times humorous exploration of the struggle to let go of pain, anger, and even love. Slipping seamlessly back through Harlan's memories in a language rich with the textured cadences of the black Southerner, Gayl Jones weaves her story to its dramatic - and unexpected - beginning.
National Book Award Finalist.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jones, G. (2019). The healing . Beacon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jones, Gayl. 2019. The Healing. Beacon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jones, Gayl. The Healing Beacon Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jones, Gayl. The Healing Beacon Press, 2019.

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