If the Spirit Moves You is the story of life after death-it chronicles a year in the life of Justine Picardie following the death of her sister, her soulmate, from breast cancer. It tells of the yearning to conjure again a voice from the vast silence, of how we fill the space that appears when someone dies, or how the void fills itself, of a bond between sisters that, like an endless conversation, carries on.
Told in a series of diary entries from Good Friday 2000 to Easter Sunday 2001, it is filled with significant characters from the author's life-her Jewish academic father, who searches for answers to life's existential questions in the Kabbalah; her Catholic therapist mother; her husband; her children-as well as the spiritualists she encounters and their machines that speak to the dead.
If the Spirit Moves You is poignant and bracing, cosmic and uplifting, all at once.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||1 AMER ED|
|Product dimensions:||5.74(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.13(d)|
About the Author
Justine Picardie is a journalist working most recently at British Vogue and as editor of the Observer Magazine.