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Bodily Harm

by Margaret Atwood

Thriller and Suspense

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Rennie Wilford, a young jounalist running from her life, takes an assignment to a Caribbean island and tumbles into a world where no one is what they seem. When the burnt-out Yankee Paul (does he smuggle dope or hustle for the CIA?) offers her a no-hooks, no strings affair, she is caught up in a lethal web of corruption.

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Rennie Wilford, a young jounalist running from her life, takes an assignment to a Caribbean island and tumbles into a world where no one is what they seem. When the burnt-out Yankee Paul (does he smuggle dope or hustle for the CIA?) offers her a no-hooks, no strings affair, she is caught up in a lethal web of corruption.

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Bodily Harm Press Reviews

The only way to describe my response to Bodily Harm is to say that it knocked me out... She tosses off perfect scenes with a casualness that leaves you utterly inprepared for the way these stories seize you - New York Times

What makes her book so considerable an achievement is the mature, informed accuracy of its view of life. What makes it so exhilarating is the profusion of tough wit and precise poetry that everywhere transforms its black bulletins from documentary into art -- Peter Kemp - Times Literary Supplement

A beautifully written, witty and often poignant account of a brave woman's attempt to come to terms with her situation and recover her spirits -- Nina Bawden - Daily Telegraph

One of the most richly entertaining novels I've read for years - Guardian

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ISBN: 9780099740810
Publication date: 19/09/1996
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099740810
Publication date: 19th September 1996
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.  She is the author of more than twenty-five volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride and Alias Grace. Her novel, The Blind Assassin,  won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with novelist Graeme Gibson.   Author photo &...

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