This Body: A Novel Of Reincarnation

Paperback | February 8, 2000

byLaurel Doud

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When Katharine Ashley dies her departing soul finds its way into the lifeless body of Thisby Bennet, a rich, skinny young woman with a thirst for drugs and men. This Body borrows the cast of Midsummer Night's Dream and brings them into the 1990s.

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Katharine is a dutiful, middle-aged mother of two who dies from sudden heart failure. Thisby is a rich and thin young woman with a dangerous appetite for drugs and men who also experiences an untimely death. Somewhere between this world and the next, Katharine`s soul enters Thisby`s dead body, and a story of reincarnation, regret and s...

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When Katharine Ashley dies her departing soul finds its way into the lifeless body of Thisby Bennet, a rich, skinny young woman with a thirst for drugs and men. This Body borrows the cast of Midsummer Night's Dream and brings them into the 1990s.

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WHAT IF YOU HAD LIFE TO LIVE OVER AGAIN?WHAT IF YOU WERE RICH? WHAT IF YOU WERE SKINNY? WHAT IF YOU HAD A SECOND CHANCE TO FIND TRUE LOVE?Katharine Ashley, in the prime of her life, is a dutiful mother of two whose heart suddenly stops beating. Thisby Bennet is a rich and skinny young woman whose dangerous taste for drugs and men leads...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:February 8, 2000Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316196614

ISBN - 13:9780316196611

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Katharine is a dutiful, middle-aged mother of two who dies from sudden heart failure. Thisby is a rich and thin young woman with a dangerous appetite for drugs and men who also experiences an untimely death. Somewhere between this world and the next, Katharine`s soul enters Thisby`s dead body, and a story of reincarnation, regret and second chances begins. This Body, A Novel of Reincarnation is an entertaining debut from Laurel Doud about the roles we play, told with humour, grace and conviction. 

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"A compassionate first nove....This Body approaches the uncertainties of life from an angle skewed just enough to give us a glimpse into something we hadn't seen before".

-- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE