Year of publication: 2018
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The Healer by Donna Freitas DEDICATION To my father and his family, who came from the Azores, and who fed me sweet bread on Sundays as a child and malasadas on feast days And to all my friends who, like me, prefer to dwell in the liminal spaces PROLOGUE When you love someone, you will do anything for them. You will travel to the ends of the earth and bargain away your soul to sorcerers if it might give you just one more day together. You will crawl on your knees until they are scraped and bloodied. You will give away your money, your possessions, your dignity. You will throw yourself upon the mercy of doctors, of witches, of criminals. You will trade your life for theirs in a heartbeat. You will if you know this is the bargain before you, if someone lays it out plainly, like the price tag on a trinket you might buy at the...