Body Trade

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Margaret Macpherson, MFA’96

Body Trade, Margaret Macpherson’s seventh book and second novel, is a story of survival, betrayal, epiphany and hope. Set in 1972, it tells the story of Tanya and Rosie – two young Canadian girls who come together to escape the drudgery of their small hometown in the Northwest Territories. They pack up and leave on a road trip that takes them through California, Mexico and Belize. But their quest for freedom and carefree adventure takes a terrifying twist when they encounter predators of the Central American sex trafficking trade.

Trapped in what can best be described as hell on earth, the girls are forced to make impossible choices and life-and-death decisions.

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