A clever and addictive thriller from the bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments
Rennie Wilford is a young journalist running from her life. When she takes an assignment to a Caribbean island she tumbles into a world where no one is quite what they seem, least of all ‘Yankee’ Paul.
Is Paul a drug smuggler? A CIA operative? Either way he’s trouble and his offer to Rennie of a no-hooks, no strings affair, will suddenly draw her into in a lethal web of corruption.
'As swift-moving as the best thriller, clipped and laconic, yet deeply and richly sensitive' Sunday Telegraph
One of the most richly entertaining novels I've read for years
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
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 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
The author of The Testaments discusses the environment, gender equality and trans rights with some of the world’s leading young campaigners.
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