Margaret Atwood

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Bodily Harm

book | Fiction | 1981
UK → Cape
Canada → McClelland & Stewart Inc

Rennie Wilford is a freelance journalist who takes an assignment in the Caribbean in the hopes of recuperating from her recently shattered life.On the tiny island of St. Antoine, she tumbles into a corrupt world where no one is what they seem, where her rules for survival no longer apply.

This is a novel of intrigue and betrayal, which explores human defensiveness, the lust for power both sexual and political, and the need for a compassion that goes beyond what we ordinarily mean by love. The enigma unfolds as it would for any innocent bystander swept up by events, bringing along the scruples, and the fears, of the past

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Reviews

Margaret Atwood seems to be able to do just about everything: people, places, problems, a perfect ear, an exactly right voice.
The New York Times

Skilfully written, mordantly witty and immensely readable
London Free Press

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
The Times Literary Supplement

As swift-moving as the best thriller, clipped and laconic, yet deeply and richly sensitive.
The Sunday Telegraph

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

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