Wednesday, June 22, 2022

"I recommend this debut novel with enthusiasm for its tenderness and courage."


Endorsements for THE LANGUAGE OF BODIES are coming in, and here's the latest:

"Suzanne DeWitt Hall’s seditious and seductive novel “The Language of Bodies” is brilliantly unnerving. Hall’s elegant prose, coupled with her relentless examination of the perils faced by the deepest parts of the human soul, leave the reader breathless. To call it a page-turner is entirely accurate, because the complex central character is driven by loss, love, fear, fury, and desire, even as she works towards her own negotiation with the larger forces of the universe. We become increasingly desperate to know how the multiple plots and intertwined themes will resolve themselves. With grace, with a sense of humble grandeur, and with deft writing, DeWitt Hall manages to give us what very few writers offer: a satisfying yet provocative conclusion. I recommend this debut novel with enthusiasm for its tenderness and courage."

Gina Barreca, Distinguished Professor of English Literature, University of Connecticut

Isn't that absolutely gorgeous?

In addition to teaching literature, Barreca is the author of hilarious, insightful essays and books. She's been a repeated guest on CNN, the Today Show, and even Oprah! I'm absolutely thrilled to receive such a glowing review from this luminary. 

You can learn more about her work here: https://ginabarreca.com.