Bodily Harm (Paperback)

By Margaret Atwood

Anchor Books, 9780385491075, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 1998

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Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the story of Rennie Wilford, a young journalist whose life has begun to shatter around the edges. Rennie flies to the Caribbean to recuperate, and on the tiny island of St. Antoine she is confronted by a world where her rules for survival no longer apply. By turns comic, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is ultimately an exploration of the lust for power, both sexual and political, and the need for compassion that goes beyond what we ordinarily mean by love.


About the Author

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and MaddAddam. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.


Praise For Bodily Harm

"This is a story about one of today's women...Bodily Harm is strong stuff, and the writing is nearly flawless."
--People

"It knocked me out. Margaret Atwood seems to be able to do just about everything: people, places, problems, a perfect ear, an exactly right voice."
--Anatole Broyard, The New York Times

"Romance and adventure by a female Graham Greene at his peak."
--Marilyn French, author of The Women's Room

"Superior writing, terrifying suspense."
--The Atlantic Monthly

"Secures her place in the upper ranks of important novelists."
--Cosmopolitan

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