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The Magic Touch: A Novel

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Born two days after her mother's death, Celeste Kipplebaum Runetoon Kelly discovers she has a preternatural power to heal people through sex, and sets off on a surreal, sublime journey through good, evil, and rock 'n' roll. 10,000 first printing. Tour.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 25th 1994 by Viking (first published 1994)
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Sarah
Jun 23, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, fiction
I’m at a bit of a loss as to what to say about this. The writing style is definitely unique. There is a rhythmic flow to her writing that is surprisingly easy to fall into. The premises sounded very intriguing: a sexual messiah who heals people...I expected a quirky, fun summer read to entertain me between studying. It was definitely quirky....so quirky that even I (who fails to fit many social norms) found it too off the wall. It was so out there that it came across as nonsense rather than any ...more
Kaitlyn
Mar 30, 2007 rated it really liked it
When I was in high-school, I used to steal this book from the library every few months and then secretly return it. I was embarassed to check it out, not so much because the protaganist is a sexual messiah, but because it is written in a magical realism style. I was a snob; I knew I should know better, but I still loved this book...so entertaining.
Chris
May 23, 2013 rated it liked it
It was really interesting to read this early Rachel Simon novel. It's hard to believe that this is the same author who wrote "Riding the Bus with My Sister!" The wit is there, the double entendre, the phrases that make you want to reread them, but the story is just silly. Oh, well.
Paola
Jan 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
This book is so engrossing it's hard to put down. Never mind the fact that Rachel is a fellow Bryn Mawrter, this is a must read.
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Rachel Simon is the author of six books.

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Riding The Bus With My Sister
The Writer's Survival Guide
The Magic Touch
Little Nightmares Little Dreams

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