Body Language by James Hall

Val Penny's Book Reviews

James Hall is a most interesting person.  he was born in Kentucky, and graduated from Florida Presbyterian College with a B.A. in literature, and a deep love of Florida. He went on to earn an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.  He then returned to Florida to teach literature and creative writing at Florida International University for the next 36 years.

The first books he published were four books of poetry followed by a collection of short stories and a book of essays.  Since then he has published seventeen novels most of which feature an enigmatic loner named Thorn.   This book, Body Language,  is one of his Thorn series.


James Hall certainly catches the unique topographic heartbeat of Florida.

In this novel, photographer Alexandra Rafferty, is a fascinating character.  She has been wounded by a childhood rape and so is very protective…

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