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Bodily Harm

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Bodily Harm

Rennie, a young fashion reporter, travels to the island of St. Antoine with the intention of indulging herself after surviving a bout with breast cancer and a traumatic break-up. The idyllic island of her fantasies, however, is in fact a depressed country on the brink of revolution and civil uprising. Rennie struggles to absent herself from local politics for as long as possible, but after becoming infatuated with Paul, a shadowy player in the local scene, and being entrusted with the confidences of Mr. Minnow, a doomed candidate for the minority opposition, Rennie realizes that she has no choice but to become involved. With commitment comes responsibility and implication, and Rennie soon finds herself thrown into a nightmare she could not have anticipated. Her efforts to not only survive but comprehend and report the swirl of events around her lead her to new levels of personal and artistic awareness.

Bodily Harm
by Margaret Atwood

  • Publication Date: April 13, 1998
  • Paperback: 291 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN-10: 0385491077
  • ISBN-13: 9780385491075