The Body Spoken by Janice Deaner

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What if I was going to write a story about you and me, what would I call us? The man and the woman she said. That's what we are. The man and the woman on the train... Two strangers meet on a train bound for Los Angeles. Each is brimming with secrets; each is fleeing a life in ruins. No names are exchanged, but intimacy grows as the gentle hills of Ohio and the stark desert plains of the Southwest fly by the window, and the man and the woman begin to reveal themselves to each other. The man understands that the woman has recently returned from the far side of human experience, and he desperately craves the deeper knowledge he believes her story will impart. Consenting to speak of her former life, the woman's tale unfolds like a rich tapestry of image and emotion. Victim, fighter, lover, healer-- she has been all these things. Hers is a pilgrim's quest for the truth hidden inside herself. The essence revealed. The body spoken. Sexy and profound, Janice Deaner's new novel is a provocative exploration of the nature of male and female identity and an unforgettable portrait of a woman for whom love is the only law.

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Published March 1, 1999 by Dutton Adult. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Happy, a shady underworld type, appeared on the scene, the still was rebuilt, though a second explosion, probably a bombing, left Hemy’s family decimated, with her father, Oscar, and little sister Frieda dead, and Bo and older sister Zellie in comas.

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Although Hemy and her victim, Mr. Antonovsky, a Russian survivor of Stalinist-era terror, develop a strangely beautiful and healing relationship, Hemy can't escape the persistent rumors of the town gossips, and she begins a tormented period of her life.

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