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The Healing Party
Author: Micheline Lee

ISBN: 9781863958431
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30 May 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5 x 2.3
Caroline Baum's Review

Hong Kong Chinese daughter Natasha comes home to visit her born-again Christian parents when her sister tells her their mother is dying of cancer. But then her father announces that his faith friend has told him that there will be a miracle and the cancer will be healed. So the family decide to hold a healing party to celebrate divine intervention. You can see where this is headed: the scene is set for spiritual combustion.

Malaysian born Lee demonstrates an assured touch as if this were personally familiar terrain. The dynamics between mother and daughter are particularly convincing, with the daughter wanting to know more about her mother's past and the mother fobbing her off with standard replies that reflect her cultural sense of privacy, loyalty and deference. As for the father, Lee depicts him as a born-again bully in his passive aggression and absurdly blind faith. The combination of a family on high alert while dealing with terminal illness, cultural difference, blind faith, and grieving provides all the momentum and drama a reader could wish for.

An electrifying debut novel about fa...

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