The healing
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
Boston : Beacon Press, [2019].
ISBN
9780807080931, 0807080934
Status

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Oak Park Public Library Main Branch - 2nd FloorFICTION JONESOn Shelf
Thomas Ford Memorial Library - StacksFIC JONESOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

Published
Boston : Beacon Press, [2019].
Format
Book
Physical Desc
299 pages ; 22 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780807080931, 0807080934

Notes

Description
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.
Awards
National Book Award Finalist.

Citations

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.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.