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  • Published: 8 November 1996
  • ISBN: 9780099740810
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $28.99

Bodily Harm




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

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.

  • Published: 8 November 1996
  • ISBN: 9780099740810
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $28.99

About the author

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against the disempowerment of women, and with the 2017 release of the award-winning Channel 4 TV series. Its sequel, The Testaments, was published in 2019 and was a global number one bestseller and won the Booker Prize.

Atwood has won numerous awards including the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Praise for Bodily Harm

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

Guardian

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

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

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

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