The Healing

A lyrical and often humorous exploration of the struggle to let go of pain, anger, and even love

By Gayl Jones Read by Bahni Turpin African American / Historical / Women's Interest English, Unabridged 10h 29m Sell Sheet
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9 Audio CDs October 23, 2018 $34.99 $24.99 9781974919093 Add to Cart
2 MP3 CDs October 23, 2018 $24.99 $19.99 9781974919109 Add to Cart
							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.

"...prickly, frequently tendentious and occasionally brilliant..." - Publishers Weekly

"...the only original novel published by Beacon in its almost 150-year history...Jones has peopled her novel with strong and original women...[and] has a wonderful ear for dialogue..." - Booklist