Bodies Electric

Bodies Electric

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Jack Whitman is head of long-range planning at a major media empire. Two years have passed since his cherished wife, pregnant with their first child, was killed in a mindless spasm of New York violence. Now, emotionally numb and blindly ambitious, and with the corporation on the verge of a merger, Jack is caught in a power-play between the scheming CEO and the ageing chairman. Taking the subway home one night, Jack meets Dolores, a beautiful, troubled woman who, with her young daughter, is on the run from her dangerously jealous husband. Against every instinct of urban survival, Jack takes them in, gradually uncovers Dolores' tragic secret, and begins to fall in love. When Jack Whitman's two worlds collide, he is plunged into a perilous fight for his home, his job, his more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 110 x 166 x 28mm | 222.26g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK open market ed
  • 0747572178
  • 9780747572176
  • 793,825

Review quote

'Like Scott Turow's PRESUMED INNOCENT, this is a serious piece of work that examines the rotten heart of the yuppie dream with an uncompromising intensity' Sunday Times 'Harrison's novel is a cause for celebration ... a daring, haunting book' New York Timesshow more

About Colin Harrison

Colin Harrison is the deputy editor of Harper's magazine. He lives with his wife, novelist Kathryn Harrison, in Brooklyn, USAshow more

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189 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 22% (41)
4 44% (83)
3 26% (49)
2 6% (11)
1 3% (5)
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