A gift, a reassurance, a sacrament: Amy Small-McKinney Reviews “Eve Heads Back”

“At first blush, Joanne Leva’s Eve Heads Back seems deceptively simple. I mean what is simpler (or more humorous) than God walking into a bar? The quandary is that God might have said, “Let there be light,” but it is Eve’s Zippo that “pierces the darkness.” Eve’s one action is both a “tribute” and an act of defiance. This is Leva’s modern Eve—somewhere between wanting to please and refusal to bow—the impulse to apologize and humble herself to God while becoming fully and undeniably alive, on her own terms…” —Amy Small-McKinney

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