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The Resource The Healing Party

The Healing Party

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The Healing Party
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The Healing Party
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Estranged from her family, Natasha is making a life for herself in Darwin when her sister calls with bad news. Their mother is ill, and has only a few months to live. Confused and conflicted, Natasha returns to the home she fled many years before. But her father, an evangelical Christian, has not changed –he is still the domineering yet magnetic man she ran from, and her sisters and mother are still in his thrall.One night her father makes an astonishing announcement: he has received a message from God that his wife is to be healed, and they must hold a party to celebrate. As Natasha and her sisters prepare for the big event – and the miracle – she struggles to reconcile her family's faith with her sense that they are pretending. Is she a traitor or the only one who can see the truth? And what use is truth anyway, in the face of death?Taut, funny and poignant, The Healing Party is an electrifying debut novel about faith and lies, the spirit and the flesh.Shortlisted for the 2018 Dobbie Literary Award and the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award. Longlisted for the 2017 Voss Literary Prize'A compelling portrait of religious zealotry but also of true goodness. The portrait of the family is wonderfully realised, especially the mother, whom Lee has imbued with warmth and grace, and her own inner mystery.' —Amanda Lohrey'A wild family drama, shot through with a furious, pure and grieving love.' —Helen Garner'I couldn't stop till I finished. Horrifying and wonderful.' —David Marr'The tenderness and exasperation with which the characters are drawn will ensure comparisons with Amy Tan ... The Healing Party succeeds in the aim all novels share: it suggests new ways of seeing.' —The Monthly'The Healing Party is part reality television and part an anthropological study of a strange foreign culture ... [a] deceptively simple, disciplined work' —The Saturday Paper
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Lee, Micheline
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  • Literature
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The Healing Party
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OVERDRIVE:83766954-11c5-454b-af16-89ec46c28da4
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781925435085
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True
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optical disk
Label
The Healing Party
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:83766954-11c5-454b-af16-89ec46c28da4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925435085
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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