Gayl Jones's special gift is to shape experience and make it seem unshaped. -John Alfred Avant, The New Republic
Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University; she has taught at Wellesley and the University of Michigan. Her books include Corregidora, Eva's Man, White Rat, Song for Anninho, and Liberating Voices- Oral Tradition in African American Literature.
"The Best American Novelist Whose Name You May Not Know"-Calvin
Baker, The Atlantic
"An important American writer . . . The Healing examines precisely what its title announces: healing from silence, from physical attacks and treachery, from spiritual and cultural isolation, from the pain of old-fashioned, aching, bluesy love . . . It is also a very funny book . . . A moving affirmation of forgiveness and trust . . . The Healing should be cause for hope, sustenance and even celebration" - Valerie Sayers The New York Times