'An electrifying debut novel about faith and lies, the spirit and the flesh.
'When her mother is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Natasha returns to the home she fled many years before. But her father, a Charismatic Christian, has not changed: he is still the domineering yet magnetic man she ran from, and the family is still in his thrall. He comes home one night with astonishing news: 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.' (Publication summary)
Writing Disability in Australia:
|Type of disability||Terminal cancer, requiring wheelchair.|
|Type of character||Secondary.|
|Point of view||First person.|
Helen Garner's notes on Micheline Lee’s ‘The Healing Party’