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  • Bodily Harm
  • Margaret Atwood
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  • 22 March 2020
  • 9781551994888

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Free download å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood ↠ 2 Summary Free download Bodily Harm E is what they seem where her rules for survival no longer apply This is a thoroughly gripping novel of intrigue and betrayal which explores human defensiveness the lust for power both sexual and political and the need fo. almost nobody here is who they say they are at first They aren t even who somebody else thinks they are In this place you get at least three versions of everything and if you re lucky one of them is true That s if you re lucky Bodily Harm tells the story of Rennie Wilford a young journalist specializing in fashion and lifestyle pieces who accepts a fun in the sun type assignment on the Caribbean island of St Antoine Having struggled in recent months to cope through a difficult spell including a life shattering experience that is still at the forefront of her mind she hopes a working holiday will allow her to make a break from her past and recuperate in a peaceful and stress free environmentIt unfortunately takes little time for the naive Rennie to find herself embroiled in a deadly world of corruption treachery and brutality where nobody is who they claim to be From the fishy politician Dr Minnow who tells her blood is news to the over friendly Laura and the burnt out Yankee Paul whom she suspects of smuggling dope everyone she meets appears to be implicated in something unsavoury and they all have an opinion about her real reasons for being there St Antoine it seems is abode of the damned than tropical paradiseAs we have come to expect Atwood writes with wit irony and intelligence Rennie s story is delivered in fragments some of which advance the plot while others are flashbacks to her past Although in my opinion Bodily Harm isn t one of her great novels it is nevertheless a well crafted highly readable exploration of lust for sexual and political power and the ending despite a certain ambiguity is far from dissatisfyingYou can read of my reviews and other literary features at Book Jotter

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Free download å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood ↠ 2 Summary Free download Bodily Harm R 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 From the Hardcover edition. This falls into the What in the heck did I just read category So no stars I enjoyed the writing of this book but it turned me sideways

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Free download å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood ↠ 2 Summary Free download Bodily Harm 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 on. I spent several weeks in France during the summer of 2003 I arrived at the start of a massive European heat wave that would continue weeks after I left in August killing nearly 15000 in France alone One Friday afternoon in late July I trained from Gaillac to Carcassonne in the heart of the Languedoc I d reserved an inexpensive hotel recommended by my Lonely Planet Guide The hotel was a disaster Dim dreary sweltering grimy I had to pay cash for my night s stay before seeing the room Despairing homesick I dumped my small pack on the bed and went for a walk clinging to the shadows hating everything about dim dreary sweltering grimy Carcassonne Along the way I passed a three star hotel near Pont Vieux the bridge that spans the Aude River and leads to the medieval fortress which overlooks Carcassonne I had a brief chat with myself as I walked across the bridge Julie don t be an idiot You are an adult You have a good job You can give yourself permission to stay in a decent place I turned around and walked back to the fleabag hotel grabbed my backpack and left Bugger the money I d already paid It wasn t worth the torture I checked in at the Hotel Les Trois Couronnes and had myself a civilized air conditioned insect free night in a sparkling room with a view of the Citadel Had I been a character in a Margaret Atwood novel not only would I have resigned myself to staying at the dive I would have found cockroaches lurking in the bathroom sink the shower wouldn t have worked I d have shared the mattress with bedbugs and been kept up all night by the exuberant lovemaking of my next door neighbors and the drunken fighting in the streets outside Did I mention I would have just lost a breast to cancer And recently split from my self absorbed cheat of a boyfriend And spinning my wheels in a career I no longer cared about Oh and my apartment would have been recently broken into a lariat of thin rope left curled on my bed Welcome to the world of Rennie Wilford small town Canadian making an unsatisfying living as a free lance writer in Toronto Rennie once had hopes of a career in journalism exposing political outrages and human rights violations She now writes lifestyle pieces at times inventing fashion trends to create an assignment that will pay the rent Rennie s life is a series of betrayals Her editors her boyfriend her body all out to use and abuse her When menaced by a stranger who leaves his murder weapon as a calling card Rennie decides it s time to leave town for a while She accepts an assignment a fluff travel piece in a flyspeck island in the Caribbean St Antoine Which is experiencing a bloody revolution If there s anything else that can go wrong in Rennie s life Atwood is certain to ferret it out and make it happen As a reader you are forced to suspend empathy with Rennie Atwood treats her cruelly putting her in impossible situations or making her behave in ridiculous ways It is hard not to cringe not to wave your hands and shout Don t do it You must 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