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Bodies Electric (Paperback, New edition): Colin Harrison

Bodies Electric (Paperback, New edition)

Colin Harrison

Series: Bloomsbury Modern Library

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Harrison (Break and Enter, 1990) returns with the story of a 35-year-old widower who takes in a fleeing wife and her four-year-old daughter - at the same time that he's fighting for survival at the top of a communications conglomerate. Jack Whitman's rise to the near-top of a Time-Warneresque corporation was swift and well-rewarded. HIS personal life was equally successful until his pregnant wife was shot and killed by a drug dealer aiming at nearby rivals. Alone in his big Park Slope brownstone, Whitman now nurses his reflux-ravaged esophagus through the night, and protects his career from attacks on all sides during the day. His company is poised to merge with a German-Japanese conglomerate, an alliance that may take Jack to corporate nirvana or put him on the street. Taking the subway home one night, he meets a beautiful but exhausted woman who, with her little daughter, may be homeless - and after several days, a very tentative Dolores and her much less tentative daughter Maria enter his life. Dolores, a Dominican, has fled her Puerto Rican husband - she's not looking for a relationship, she just needs to stay off the streets. But Jack is clearly and powerfully attracted to her. When the husband picks up Dolores' trail and begins to threaten Jack, Jack hides her and the girl in his house, where she begins to carve out a home for the three of them. Meanwhile, Jack's professional life gets more and more frightening. He's been assigned the suicidal task of convincing the corporation's powerful chairman of the wisdom and inevitability of the megamerger, and the chairman is quite as dangerous as the maniacally vengeful husband.... Intelligent and totally absorbing. What might have been a routine corporate-basher becomes, in the hands of the very skillful, wisely observant, and profoundly moral author, a novel to remember. Walt Whitman haunts the story throughout and to great effect. (Kirkus Reviews)
Against every instinct of urban survival, the head of long-range planning at a major US media-entertainment empire takes in a beautiful troubled woman and her young daughter, and is plunged into a perilous fight for his home, his job and his life. By the author of Break and Enter.

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Bloomsbury Modern Library
Release date: December 1994
Authors: Colin Harrison
Dimensions: 196 x 142mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7475-1931-7
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Adventure / thriller > General
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Crime & mystery > General
LSN: 0-7475-1931-5
Barcode: 9780747519317

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