Gayl Jones S Special Gift Is To Shape Experience And Make It Seem Unshaped John Alfred Avant, The New RepublicGayl Jones S First Novel, Corregidora, Won Her Recognition As A Writer Whose Work Was Gripping, Subtle, And Sure It Was Praised, Along With Her Second Novel, Eva S Man, By Writers And Critics From All Over The Nation John Updike, Maya Angelou, John Edgar Wideman, And James Baldwin, To Name A Few The Publication Of The Healing, Her First Novel In Over Twenty Years, Is A Literary Event.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. I know a lot of people won t like Miss Jones Her style, like Proulx, is unique She writes as her character thinks stream of consciousness.And this particular narrator may not be all that interesting to some She is a black woman faith healer and not all that fancy of one That is, she is gifted, but she sees it as less of a gift andof a professional skill There aren t a lot of theatrics to her healing, it son the level of the daily you dig Maybe this tells youabout me tha I know a lot of people won t like Miss Jones Her style, like Proulx, is unique She writes as her character thinks stream of consciousness.And this particular narrator may not be all that interesting to some She is a black woman faith healer and not all that fancy of one That is, she is gifted, but she sees it as less of a gift andof a
Not an easy book to read, but worth the effort At first the rambling stream of consciousness style takes a little getting used to But soon enough the pace and rhythm of the style feel natural and tend to make the story better Many scattered gems of wisdom are found in the twists and turns of the narrative Then there s the twist th
this one ain t just an American book but the heroine travels not just among different classes but among people of different nationalities and political persuasions it suggestsimprovisational techniques and has sort of
I need to do a speed re reading of this very odd and challenging book since I m writing a paper on it for an essay collection I don t know how I suckered myself into writing this paper when I really don t have much to say about the book she s a delicious writer. Fiction J768h 1998 Wasn t really a fan of this, but I respect the craft. A dense book I need to reread this one. I did not care for the writing style if this book and could not read beyond page 30.
- 283 pages
- The Healing
- Gayl Jones
- 25 February 2018 Gayl Jones