Greg Hollingshead's remarkable novel of betrayal and redemption explores the farthest reaches of human experience, in a story that will immediately capture fans of Bedlam, his latest masterwork. When Tim Wakelin heads north, in search of a story about a local healer, he enters a world that is real yet strange. Drawn into a beautiful but unforgiving landscape, he quickly finds his veneer of control stripped away. This novel of unbridled power and original sensibility explores the fine line between madness and sanity, and between physical and spiritual reality. (From HarperCollins Canada)
The Healer won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 1998.