Body Trade weaves together two stories of survival. The main narrative follows Rosie and Tanya, two young Canadian women who decide to leave the Northwest Territories and head south on an ill-conceived road trip through California, Mexico and Central America. The story takes a life-defining twist when their search for freedom and adventure brings them into contact with predators of the Central American sex trafficking trade. The girls' journey into unknown and dangerous territory is punctuated with scenes from a plane crash in the far North, underlining the novel's themes of survival, betrayal, epiphany and hope. In a deeply personal narrative that explores power, sexual manipulation, cultural consumption and trust, Body Trade asks the ultimate question: To what terrifying places will we journey, and at what cost, in order to save our own lives?
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About the Author
Margaret Macpherson is a writer and teacher, originally from Canada's Northwest Territiories. She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and has worked as an essayist and journalist in Halifax, Bermuda and Vancouver. She is a published poet and the author of four non-fiction books, including the award-winning Nellie McClung: Voice for the Voiceless. Both her debut short-story collection, Perilous Departures, and her first novel, Released, were finalists for the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher. Her seventh book, the novel Body Trade, was the winner of the 2012 NorthWords Prize.