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The Voodoo Breast: A Novel of Healing

The Voodoo Breast: A Novel of Healing

by Eve Wallinga
The Voodoo Breast: A Novel of Healing

The Voodoo Breast: A Novel of Healing

by Eve Wallinga

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"The Voodoo Breast: A Novel of Healing" features a Minnesota woman who is drawn to New Orleans for restorative breast surgery. Her post cancer journey reveals unforeseen trials in her marriage and forces her to re-evaluate the future she had taken for granted. She finds solace and salvation while exploring the mystical city.
Ghostly jazz music, disembodied whistling, and a realistic dream of another realm fuel Allie’s fascination with a growing host of unusual events and curious coincidences, which causes Kevin, her husband and travel companion, to question her grip on reality. The novel includes lyrical descriptions of the French Quarter’s streetscapes, music, food, people, shops, traditional events and Voodoo ceremonies. Allie feels a kinship with the healing, post-Katrina city and to New Orleans Voodoo and privately names her own reconstructed breast “the Voodoo breast.” While visiting New Orleans sites and ceremonies together, Kevin begins questioning his own skepticism and must decide whether to become more open to all of life’s experiences. The couple finds their love and faith tested by time, illness and their diverging views of reality.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940045833639
Publisher: Eve Wallinga
Publication date: 04/25/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 492 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Eve Christensen Wallinga was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. She lives and writes in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with her husband, Gary, and very small dog, Harald. She has two grown children - a daughter and a son. She and her husband are collaborative visual artists and together wrote the regional best-seller, "Waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore: A Guide for Sightseers, Hikers, and Romantics."For her novel, "The Voodoo Breast: A Novel of Healing," Eve's attention has turned to Southern landscapes - or more particularly, the New Orleans cityscape. In 2006, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was during her travels to New Orleans for breast reconstruction that she was inspired to write this story. As with any novel, some parts are based on truth and some are fiction. In "The Voodoo Breast," the reader would be surprised which are which . . .Eve holds master's degrees in clinical psychology and business administration. She is a citizen activist concerned with environmental issues, especially the preservation of natural areas. She is also an advocate for women's health, specifically breast cancer. She helped start the Breastoration Foundation, based in New Orleans, to educate women about the many reconstructive options available today and also to aid women in financially challenging circumstances who cannot afford the associated costs for breast reconstruction. The Breastoration Foundation operates under the umbrella of The Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans.

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