The Healing

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Author(s): Gayl Jones
Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016
Product Number: EB00672895
Released: Jun 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780807063163
Publisher: Beacon Press
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Description

A new edition of a National Book Award finalist follows a black faith healer whose shrewd observations about human nature are told with the rich lyricism of the oral storytelling tradition. From the acclaimed author of Corregidora, The Healing follows Harlan Jane Eagleton as she travels to small towns, converting skeptics, restoring minds, and healing bodies. But before she found her calling, Harlan had been a minor rock star's manager and, before that, a beautician. Harlan retraces her story to the beginning, when she once had a fling with the rock star's ex-husband and found herself infatuated with an Afro-German horse dealer. Along the way she's somehow lost her own husband, a medical anthropologist now traveling with a medicine woman across eastern Africa. Harlan draws us 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 unfiltered dialogue, Gayl Jones weaves her story to its dramatic—and unexpected—beginning.

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CD
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Author(s): Gayl Jones
Narrator(s): Bahni Turpin
Product Number DD39469
Released: Oct 23, 2018
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ISBN: #9781974919093
eAudio
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Author(s): Gayl Jones
Narrator(s): Bahni Turpin
Product Number Z100143250
Released: Sep 04, 2018
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Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: #9780807095034
eBook
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Author(s): Gayl Jones
Product Number EB00756550
Released: Dec 03, 2019
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Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: #9780807080955

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