The Uses of Enchantment
Publication Date: January 2001
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The Uses of Enchantment weaves a spell in which the power of a young woman's sexuality, and her desire to wield it, has a devastating effect on all involved. The riveting cat-and-mouse power games between doctor and patient, and between abductor and abductee, are gradually, dreamily revealed, along with the truth about what actually happened in 1985. Heidi Julavits is in full command of her considerable gifts, and has crafted a dazzling narrative sure to garner her further acclaim as one of the best novelists working today.
Heidi Julavits is the author of two previous novels, "The Mineral Palace" and "The Effect of Living Backwards," as well as a collaborative book, "Hotel Andromeda," with the artist Jenny Gage. She is a founding editor of "Believer," and her writings have appeared in "Esquire," "Time, The New York Times," McSweeney's" "among other places." "She lives in Manhattan and Maine. In addition to narrating audiobooks, Shelly Frasier has appeared in many independent film and theater projects in Arizona and southern California and has developed character voices for animation projects and voiceover work for commercials. She trained at the Groundlings Improv School in Hollywood and South Coast Reperatory's Professional Conservatory in Costa Mesa, California. She has performed at theaters throughout North Hollywood and Orange County. Recent performances include Blue Window, The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, The Haunting of Hill House, and a British farcical version of A Christmas Carol. She resides in Hollywood.
"Frasier is an engaging performer, and the spell of this beguiling work will entrance listeners to the very end." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review